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September 26, 2020
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Meet Raziya: Lawyer, Activist, Peace Maker

"Standing by my side means defending voiceless people. Let’s rise for together for freedom, human rights, equality and real peace."  
August 13, 2020
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Arseh Sevom Introduces Project Bani Adam

Nothing is more central to Iranian culture than our poetry and the way we tell our stories to each other. We weave stories into carpets, recite poems at dinner, and tell fortunes from Hafez. We blog, write, and whisper to each other. Our music is rich and layered, marrying 700 year old poetry to modern music. Our history is one of many voices, styles, and ideas in conversation with each other over the centuries.
May 24, 2021
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Arseh Sevom Annual Reports 2017-2020

What do you know about power in Iran? Our annual reports provide an overview of that work.
March 12, 2021

Renew the Mandate of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran

The renewal of the mandate for the Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran is essential...
March 10, 2021
Imam Ali’s Popular Student Relief Society

Imam Ali’s Popular Student Relief Society Ordered to Shut Down

Imam Ali’s Popular Student Relief Society (IAPSRS) ordered to shut down by authorities.
February 2, 2021
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Iran: Release Arbitrarily Detained Kurdish Activists

Arseh Sevom joins more than thirty organizations calling for the release of Kurdish activists. In the first month of 2021 alone, sources tell us  that at least 96 individuals (88 men and 8 women) from Iran’s Kurdish minority have been arrested by the intelligence unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards or ministry of intelligence agents, sometimes violently.
January 25, 2021

Afghan Civil Society Under Threat

Afghan civil society is working for peace even under threat and with the smell of blood and gunpowder all around them. In recent months, threats, kidnappings, and assassinations have directly targeted Afghan journalists and civil society activists.
January 21, 2021
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Human Rights Organizations Urge Iran to Stop Politicizing the Vaccine, No Matter Where It was Made

It is the responsibility of all governments, as stipulated by international covenants which the Islamic Republic has ratified, to protect the right to health and the right to life of its citizens.
December 22, 2020
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Make COVID19 Vaccines Equally Available to Iranians

As vaccines become available, it is critical that Iranians do not experience restrictions or delays due to economic sanctions that would endanger more lives. A swift and equitable vaccination campaign remains the best option to protect vulnerable populations from the virus.
December 7, 2020
"No person is illegal"

Iran: Bill Would Criminalize More than 800,000 Afghan Nationals

In a move that will make the lives of over 800,000 undocumented Afghan nationals living in Iran even more difficult, Iran’s parliament has introduced a bill […]
December 3, 2020
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Episode 6: Election Oversight Boards

Who spies on kids to make sure that they are ideologically pure?