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.

Work pressure has built up on nurses, mostly women, working in public hospitals in Iran.

Hossein Ali Nessaii, member of the Supreme Council of the Nursing Organization, said the above and added, “The Plan to Change the Health System attracted more people to public hospitals to receive medical services while no measures were taken to increase the number of nurses. This is why pressure has built up dramatically on the existing nurses.” (The state-run ILNA news agency – January 17, 2018)

Women’s League game between Esteghlal of Khuzistan and Rahyab-e Melal from Kurdistan was held in Ahwaz under vicious air pollution, while all games of the Men’s League had been cancelled due to air pollution.

A number of Gonabadi dervishes staged a protest outside the governorate of Ko-Ar in Fars Province, southern Iran, on January 14, 2018, against arbitrary arrests of dervishes in various cities without presenting any reasons.

Men and women cheated by state-backed financial institutes staged protests on January 17 and 18, in the Iranian capital.

On Wednesday, January 17, 2018, people cheated by Samenol Hojaj institute staged a gathering outside its building on Karim Khan Avenue in Tehran to demand their stolen deposits. For over three years, the IRGC has swindled people through this company.

Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee, imprisoned in the women’s ward of Evin Prison in Tehran, have been summoned to court.

Evin Prison officials declared on January 16, 2018, that they have been called to Branch 4 of Evin’s Prosecutor’s Office.

The prisoners have refused to appear in court since they have not received written summons and they have not been informed of the reason for the summoning.

Young men and women studying at Zanjan University staged a protest on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

The students protested the arrest and torture of students during the uprising and demanded their release.

Isfahan’s Department of Culture and Guidance prevented women players of the National Orchestra of Isfahan from going on stage in their concerts on January 12 and 13, 2018.

Shahrooz Baluchistani, player of flute in this orchestra, told the media, “The National Orchestra of Isfahan was formed in 2014. Women always take part in the orchestra’s rehearsals but they are not granted permission to participate in the actual performances.”

A Majlis deputy objected to the situation in Iranian hospitals and called for implementation of gender segregation in medical centers.

At an open session of the mullahs’ parliament on January 14, 2018, Nasrollah Pejman, a cleric and deputy from Mashhad, addressed the Health Minister and said, “Despite the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution’s adoption of bill no. 427 which full implementation of the law in adaptation of medical affairs to religious principles, today we see that there are serious problems in hospitals with regards to the issue of chastity and veil.”

Iranian security forces have taken a woman hostage until her son, a student activist, turns himself in.

Monday, January 15, 2018, security forces raided the residence of Omid Aghdami, a student activist at the University of Tabriz, a poet and a children’s rights activist. They took his mother, Akram Imamgholizadeh, to room 37 of Tabriz's Prison and said they would keep her in detention until her son reports in to the Intelligence Department.

The filtering of Telegram and Instagram in Iran caused a large number of women heading households to lose their means of earning their living, because they presented and sold their products on these social networks.

This was posted by a social worker on her Instagram. She urged the regime’s officials to lift the filtering of the social networks. (The state-run Sarpoosh.com – January 4, 2018)