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.

Two political prisoners incarcerated in Evin and Gohardasht prisons issued a message and congratulated women on the International Women's Day.

In their joint message for March 8, Amir Amirgholi and Behnam Ebrahimzadeh pointed out, "IWD is particularly meaningful to the women of Iran after the past 38 years. By commemorating March 8, we declare our protest to so much discrimination and inequality against women."

Amirgholi and Ebrahimzadeh admired Iranian women's freedom-loving movement and wrote, "Women's democratic movement is a strong movement. In Iran, they have fought in the frontline in every arena of this movement. We, political prisoners, expect everyone to stand up to the anti-women laws, violence against women, and humiliation of women, and consider any attack on women as an attack on the whole society. Let us get together and turn March 8 into a day when we declare our protest to savagery and barbarism."

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