The Girl from Najafabad

The Girl from Najafabad

The video of a woman riding a bicycle while unveiled and giving victory “V” signs has electrified Iranian social media.  The unknown woman from the town of Najafabad, near ...
Joe Biden’s Iran Plan Needs To Focus More On Human Rights

Joe Biden’s Iran Plan Needs To Focus More On Human Rights

Promoting the cause of democracy and human rights in Iran should be a pillar of any U.S. national security strategy. by Masih Alinejad Outside of the United States, few ...
Masih Alinejad: Ban Islamic Republic from international sports events

Masih Alinejad: Ban Islamic Republic from international sports events

Women’s rights campaigner Masih Alinejad called on the international community during her address to the Oslo Freedom Forum, to ban the Islamic Republic from international sports ...
Iranian women are staging an offensive against sexual abuse. It’s long overdue

Iranian women are staging an offensive against sexual abuse. It’s long overdue

Opinion by Masih Alinejad and Roya Hakakian Masih Alinejad is the founder of the #WhiteWednesdays campaign in Iran. Roya Hakakian is the author of “Journey from the Land of No: A ...
Islamic Republic Used Rape, Waterboarding and Electric Shocks against Protesters: Amnesty

Islamic Republic Used Rape, Waterboarding and Electric Shocks against Protesters: Amnesty

Amnesty International confirmed what many activists have been saying for months: – Islamic Republic engaged in systemic abuses of human rights and torture to punish protesters ...
He chose jail over disowning his sister — and set an example for all his countrymen

He chose jail over disowning his sister — and set an example for all his countrymen

Opinion by Roya Hakakian Roya Hakakian is the author of the memoir “Journey From the Land of No: A Girlhood Caught in Revolutionary Iran.” Last fall, Iranian authorities ...