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.

A member of Tehran’s City Council revealed that the number of young women under 15 years of age who have been widowed is 15,000.

At the same time, a woman official announced that there were 36,422 marriages of girls under 15 years of age in just one year.

A young woman was framed in an accident and attacked by acid.

The perpetrators vanished in the accident that took place in the afternoon of Thursday, March 8, 2018 in Azadshahr, Golestan Province, northern Iran.

Women who protest the compulsory veil have been “deceived” and their acts are “small”, said the mullahs’ supreme leader Ali Khamenei in a speech on the International Women’s Day, March 8.

Political prisoner Golrokh Iraee is in dangerous health condition on the 36th day of her hunger strike, but she has refused to give up her demand.

According to reports from Qarchak Prison in Varamin, Ms. Iraee had extreme difficulty breathing and speaking, but she will not break her hunger strike until she is returned to Evin Prison.

More than 80 Iranian women and men were arrested during the gathering on the International Women’s Day in Tehran outside the Labor Ministry.

To prevent the IWD gathering, security forces brutally attacked the early participants using batons and shockers. At least 59 women and 25 men were arrested.

The United Nations has categorized Iran among the countries which offer the smallest number of job opportunities to women and for this reason have a high rate of unemployment among women.

Sixty Iranians, including 38 women, were arrested at a party in Mashhad, capital of the northeastern Razavi Khorassan Province.

This was announced by Hassan Heydari, deputy Prosecutor of Mashhad.

Thursday, March 8, 2018, on the International Women’s Day, a group of courageous Iranian women gathered outside the Labor Ministry on Tehran’s Azadi Ave.

A young woman, student of Tehran University, was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment.

Leila Hosseinzadeh, Anthropology student of Tehran University, was sentenced to six years in jail – five years for assembly and collusion and one year for propaganda against the state. She was also banned from leaving the country for two years.

The wife and two children of a Kurdish activist were arrested by agents of the Intelligence Department on Saturday, March 3, 2018.  

Kurdish activist Barzan Faroughi comes from Marivan in Iranian Kurdistan. He had to leave the country and seek refuge in Turkey due to the regime’s pressures and harassment.