NCRI WOMEN'S COMMITTEE

Works extensively with Iranian women outside the country and maintains a permanent contact with women inside Iran. The Women’s Committee is actively involved with many women's rights organizations and NGO's and the Iranian diaspora. The committee is a major source of much of the information received from inside Iran with regards to women. Attending UN Human Rights Commission meetings and other international or regional conferences on women’s issues, and engaging in a relentless battle against the Iranian regime's misogyny are part of the activities of members and associates of the committee.

Golrokh Iraee’s health is in an alarming condition after 54 days of hunger strike.

Political prisoner and human rights defendant Golrokh Iraee has been on hunger strike since February 3, 2018, in protest to her unlawful transfer to Qarchak Prison.

Child benefit has been deducted from women’s salaries and only housewives with three children can have insurance.

There are no laws in Iran absolutely prohibiting child marriages. They depend on the decision of judges who verify maturity of the children in question.

Maryam Shariatmadari was sentenced to one year in jail on the charge of “encouraging corruption through removing her veil.”

The decree was issued on March 25, 2018, by the 2nd Criminal Court of Tehran Province.

A young woman, Roya Saghiri, 24 was tried and sentenced to nearly two years’ imprisonment. Seven other protesters who had also participated in the December-January Iran uprising were also put on trial simultaneously.

After 20 days of detention in the Department of Intelligence of Sanandaj, Shetaw Faroughi, a woman from Marivan, was transferred to the Central Prison of Sanandaj, capital of the Iranian Kurdistan Province, on Saturday, March 24, 2018.

A high-ranking clerical regime’s scholar declared, “Dealing with those who oppose the Hijab (veil) must be different from others.”

In a meeting on Saturday, March 24, 2018, with the State Security Force Commander, Hossein Ashtari, Nasser Makarem Shirazi pointed out that Hijab is not a secondary Islamic decree but has turned into a sign of Islam.

After 50 days of hunger strike, physical condition of political prisoners Golrokh Iraee has badly deteriorated in Qarchak Prison in Varamin, Tehran Province.

Twenty-eight nurses were physically beaten up last year in Iran.

Mohammad Sharifi, Vice-President of the Nursing Organization, said the above and added, “Nurses continue to suffer from injustice in the country’s health system and they believe they have been deprived of their rights… This is while nurses do the greatest service to patients in medical centers.”

Mrs. Farangis Mazloumi, mother of the political prisoner Soheil Arabi, set up her New Year arrangement (Haft seen) outside the Greater Tehran’s Prison and declared that she will not celebrate Nowruz until her son is freed.