Advocating for Iranian women’s rights: The NCRI Women’s Committee
The committee is one of 25 committees of the NCRI and is a major source of information about the plight of women in Iran. The NCRI Women’s Committee is actively involved with many women’s rights organizations, NGOs, and the Iranian diaspora. They attend meetings of the UN Women, the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the Human Rights Council, and other international or regional conferences on women’s issues. They also engage in a relentless battle against the Iranian regime’s misogyny.
The committee’s platform and goals include gender equality in political, social, and economic arenas, as well as equal participation of women in political leadership. They also advocate for the abolition of any form of discrimination against women and for the right to freely choose their clothing. Additionally, the NCRI Women’s Committee is committed to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
The NCRI Women’s Committee regularly reports to the UN on the plight of women under the mullahs’ regime in Iran. Their recent reports include the effects of climate change on Iranian women, the plight of women in Iran, Iranian women’s participation and decision-making in public life, and institutionalized misogyny in Iranian laws.
The NCRI Women’s Committee also has a plan for the freedoms and rights of Iranian women, which was adopted by the National Council of Resistance of Iran in 1987. The plan includes articles that guarantee the right to elect and be elected in all elections, the right to employment and free selection of profession, the right to free political and social activity, the right to freely choose their clothing, and equal pay for equal work.
Overall, the NCRI Women’s Committee is a dedicated organization working to promote and protect the rights of Iranian women. Their reports and advocacy efforts have brought attention to the plight of women in Iran, and their plan for the freedoms and rights of Iranian women serves as a blueprint for a future government that guarantees equality for all.
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