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.

Statements

The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran strongly condemns savage brutalizing of a young woman in Tehran by agents of the so-called Guidance Patrol (Gasht-e Ershad) under the pretext of improper veiling.

The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran expresses grave concern over the critical health condition of political prisoner Golrokh Iraee after 62 days of hunger strike and lack of knowledge about her whereabouts. The NCRI Women’s Committee urges all international human rights authorities particularly the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the Special Rapporteur on Torture, as well as women’s rights defenders to take urgent, effective action to save the life of this political prisoner and secure her unconditional release.

Violent attacks on women who protest against the compulsory veil have continued in recent days, by the clerical regime’s forces’ beating and arresting the protesters.

Seventy of the women arrested during the dervishes’ gathering in Golestan Haftom Ave. in Tehran, have been brutalized and taken to the Quarantine Ward 3 of the notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin.

Maryam Rajavi to the Council of Europe: Compel the Iranian regime to stop repression of women and abolish the compulsory veil

Thursday, February 1, 2018, the IRGC-backed FARS news agency announced that the regime’s repressive forces had arrested 29 women in Tehran for not having the veil, and “turned them in to the Judiciary.” The arrests were claimed to be “in line with social security” and the regime’s Judiciary has reportedly set heavy bails for the freedom of the apprehended women.

Political prisoners Atena Daemi and Golrokh Ibrahimi Iraee were brutally beaten up and subsequently transferred to the Qarchak Prison in Varamin, on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Shocking suicide of mother along with her infant and young daughter

The increasing trend of suicide among different classes and in all age groups and increase in group suicides, has become a humanitarian catastrophe in Iran. The victims of most of these suicides are in the country’s deprived western and southern provinces, such as Ilam, Kermanshah, Lorestan, Hamedan and Khuzistan, and mostly being women and the young, including even 13 year olds.

The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran condemns the flogging sentence issued for a young Kurdish female student and calls on the nation’s women and youths to protest against such criminal verdicts.

The Women’s Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran condemns the cowardly murder of Orouba Barakat and her daughter, Halla Barakat. The two Syrian activist women were stabbed to death in their apartment in Istanbul.