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.

A group of girl students studying Ph.D. at Tehran University, staged a protest in the morning of June 14, 2017, outside the Ministry of Sciences in Tehran. Their protest was against difficult conditions for granting loans, non-payment of wages and etc.

One of the protesting students said, “According to the law, Ph.D. students must receive monthly payments. Not only they do not receive any salary but the conditions for receiving loans has also become tremendously difficult compared to the past years and students cannot get loans.”

The protesters carried placards which read, “Ph.D. students have dedicated themselves to science but are worried about their living conditions”, “Being a Ph.D. student is considered a job everywhere and it receives salary”, “Doing research is my job and receiving monthly payment is my right.”

On June 13, 2017, girl students of the Chamran University in Ahwaz (southern Iran) protested deplorable living conditions in the university’s dormitories and lack of air conditioning and cooling facilities despite the approach of summer.  

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