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.

3,944 girls under 15-years got married in the East Azerbaijan Province in the period between March 2015 and March 2016.

Ahmad Jodi, the general director of Registration Organization in East Azerbaijan (northwestern Iran), announced, "Of all the marriages that were carried out in the (Persian year) 1394 (March 2015-March 2016), 3,944 were with young girls under 15 years of age." (The state-run ISNA news agency, January 18, 2017)

Last year, on February 4, 2016, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child strongly censured the Iranian regime for the increased number of marriages with child girls, discrimination against girl children, and laws that do not criminalized having sexual relations with 9-year-old girls.

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