With the publication of an open letter in the October 30 edition of the New York Times, you may be wondering how you can support the women living in the Islamic Republic of Iran in their fight for their basic human rights.
We’ve compiled a list of simple actions that you can take to show that you stand with Iranian women and girls who are courageously demonstrating peacefully for their fundamental human rights.
1. Use your voice
Add your name to this petition asking for the Islamic Republic of Iran to be removed from the UN Commission on the Status for Women.
2. Post your support on social media
After you have added your voice in asking for the Islamic Republic of Iran to be removed from the UN Commission on the Status for Women, we encourage you to ask your friends and family to stand along with you by signing the petition. Use our social media toolkit as a starting point and let your network know how they can support these efforts.
3. Stay Up to Date on the Latest NEws From Iran
Follow these social media accounts for an inside look at the latest news and events in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
- Masih Alinejad, campaigner against mandatory hijab
- Nazanin Boniadi, actor and activist
- Gissou Nia, human rights lawyer
- Roya Boroumand, co-founder of the Abdorrahman Boroumand Center
- Mahsa Alimardani, internet freedom researcher
- Golnaz Esfandiari, reporter covering Iran for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
4. Attend a protest in your area
Follow Middle East Matters on Instagram to see where and when you can publicly show your support for the women and girls of Iran.