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.

Baha'i women

The deprivation of Baha'i women from their education has become a continuing process in Iran.

Shaghayegh Zabihi Amri, a Baha'i student at the Department of Architectural Drawing of the Non-Profit University of RASAM in Karaj, was denied an associate degree and barred from continuing her undergraduate studies.

Kurdish women activists

Two Kurdish women activists were arrested in Sanandaj, capital of the Kurdistan Province in western Iran.

One of the Kurdish women activists, Sorayya Khedri, was arrested by security forces on Thursday morning, September 13, 2018.

underage marriages

More than 2,000 underage marriages under 14 have been reported in Khuzestan Province, southwestern Iran, from March 2017 to March 2018. General Director of Khuzestan’s Provincial Registry announced that 23 underage marriages in the age group of 11 year olds, 105 marriages in the age group of 12 year olds, 749 marriages in the age group of 13 year olds, and 1,373 marriages in the age group of 14 year olds had been recorded in the Persian year 1396 (March 2017-March 2018).

Najmeh Vahedi

No news is available on Najmeh Vahedi, sociologist and women’s rights activist, 11 days after her arrest at home in Tehran by the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Intelligence Organization on September 1, 2018. No information has been disclosed on her charges or whereabouts.

Nine female students

Nine female students were deprived of pursuing higher education due to their faith.

Taranom Motamedi Borujeni, a resident of Shahin Shahr in Isfahan, Shamim Idelkhani, from Moghan in Ardebil, Farnia Iliazadeh, Sarvin Azarshab, Shahrzad Tirgar, and Melina Ghavami Nik, from Tehran, Parmida Hossein Pooli Mameghani, Parand Misaghi and Shaghayegh Ghasemi, are the nine female students who have been deprived from pursuing higher education due to their Baha’i conviction.

Mahin Taj Ahmadpour

Mahin Taj Ahmadpour, a political prisoner detained in Nashtarud Tonekabon Prison, has gone on a hunger strike since Monday, September 10, 2018, in protest to the lack of medical care, authorities preventing her from using the telephone, and threatening to open a new case against her.

Various women sectors

Various women sectors participated in protest rallies in Tehran, Mashhad, Yazd and Sarpol-e Zahab.

On Tuesday, September 11, 2018, various women sectors participated in the protests of retirees in Tehran, Mashhad and Yazd.

Nasrin_Sotoudeh

In a letter from Evin Prison, human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh protested the execution of the three Kurdish political prisoners, Ramin Hossein Panahi, Zaniar Moradi and Loghman Moradi, and extended condolences to their families.

3-year-old girl

A 3-year-old girl died in less than 24 hours after not being admitted to a public hospital for medical care.

Last Tuesday evening, September 4, 2018, a 3-year-old girl by the name of Zahra felt sick and severely nauseous and was taken by her parents to a public hospital in Tehran.

three Kurdish political prisoners

The executions of three Kurdish political prisoners were censured by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, international human rights organizations, human rights advocates and political prisoners in Iran.