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.

Women of Iranian Resistance

Massoumeh Hassani, a teacher turned freedom-fighter

These days, uprisings and demonstrations are prevalent in Iran. As a teacher, it makes me truly proud to see Iranians, particularly my colleagues, those brave teachers, to have taken to the streets.  I salute their courage and wish them victory and persistence, says Massoumeh Hassani, a freedom-fighter and a member of the Iranian Resistance.

Ronak Nikbakht

Ronak Nikbakht is a young Mojahed whose eyes speak of courage and enthusiasm. Ronak is 31 years old and from Tehran.
Prior to joining the Resistance, she was a strong and talented swimmer whose skills had the promise of growth and success. Ronak describes that period as follows:

Fatemeh Nosrati

Fatemeh Nosrati speaks with a sweet and beautiful accent. She comes from Iranshahr, a city in south-eastern Iran whose people speak Baluchi.

Hengameh

In her beautiful smile, gracious look and influential words, lie her latent strength and courage. Hengameh Haj Hassan, a former political prisoner of the 80s and one of the witnesses of Khomeini’s appalling prisons, in an influential memoir, ‘Face to Face with the Beast,” has written of her prison experience, depicting the limitless brutality of the guards and torturers and the heroism of Mojahed women, members and sympathizers of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

poverty

I have lived a life of poverty and deficiency; a poverty which afflicts man to adversities prior to its blessings.

We were twelve children but unfortunately only five of us survived the poverty; four girls and one boy.  I am the second last child.
Ever since I remember, my father was sick and unable to work. He had severe rheumatoid arthritis and his treatment was expensive, making it impossible for our family to afford it.

secret of happiness

She is lively, happy and energetic.

The passage of time seems to have had no effect on her.

Her resistance and determination in struggle continues with the same vigor, passion, and joy that she had as an active young woman in the streets of Tehran.

True Life

My name is Shiva, and I come from a family whose members are part of the Resistance; that would be my mother and father, brother, myself, and our little sister.

I wanted to decide for my own life

I am Shirin, a 48-year old from Qasr-e-Shirin, a town in Kermanshah Province of Iran.

The day I decided to join the Resistance, I was a 19-year-old young girl in search of change, perhaps because I grew up in a place where girls and women were subject to double oppression, societal pressures, and limitations.

Nasrin Mohammadi

When speaking of their childhood memories, people usually speak of their loving mothers, playmates, and their colorful world. But my childhood memories may be summarized in just one word, “prison.”

Behind her calm face is an impassioned soul, a soul which searches for peace and happiness of others. Hejrat Mo’ezzi recounts her story: