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

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.

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:

Mahnaz Farahani is a young architect who became acquainted with the Iranian Resistance while studying at university.

She looks calm and kind. Her beautiful smile and soft-spoken words capture one’s attention. This is her story in her own words.

There are people whose talents and delicacies are also visible in their appearance. Sabereh is one such person.
She writes beautifully, draws beautifully, patiently works on details and removes obstacles one by one to reach her goal. She says: