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.

Political prisoner, Maryam Akbari Monfared, imprisoned in the Women’s Ward of Evin, sent out an open letter to protest officials’ lack of reaction to the hunger strike of her former inmates, Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee. She wrote in her letter:

I am reaching out from Evin Prison, from behind concrete walls to international organizations and human rights institutes to beseech everyone whose heart beats for humanity to hear the cries of the mothers of Golrokh (Iraee) and Atena (Daemi). The mothers’ hopes are tied to your assistance.

Everyone knows of the phrase “hunger strike.” But it is very different to hear of this phrase or to watch a human being who is on hunger strike suffer. They are under a flurry of pain and the body melts bit by bit. They have no other way but to continue their path. They get physically weaker everyday, but they become ever more determined with every passing day.

 

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