Bani-Adam – Anti-Discrimination

October 18, 2020
Woman in hijab waiting for a bus in Tehran

Do Not Abuse the Abused

“The sanctions aren’t just impacting us economically, they are isolating us. Obviously, we are isolated internationally, but we are also isolated from each other..."
October 7, 2020
"Commandment number one of any truly civilized society is this: Let people be different " on multi-colored background. Text reads: "Commandment number one of any truly civilized society is this: Let people be different."

PRESS RELEASE Arseh Sevom Announces Project Bani Adam

“If we’ve learned anything the past few decades it’s this: our fates and our lives are interconnected."
August 13, 2020
Image of people arm in arm with diverse religious symbols

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.
September 10, 2019
Sahar Khodayari at a soccer match with her face painted and a blue wig.

Sahar Khodayari, Iran’s Blue Girl Dies

Sahar Khodayari became known as the blue girl for painting her face blue to support her favorite Iranian football team. When she was told she may face a prison sentence from six months to two years for daring to attend a soccer game, she set herself on fire.
November 14, 2018

We strongly condemn the execution of a group of Arab citizens in Iran

The situation of religious, ethnic and gender minorities in Iran has been worsening in recent months. It appears that the regime intends to severely punish dissenting voices. This comes as the Islamic Republic weakens inside the country and external pressure increases.
August 7, 2018

Is Iran the Birthplace of Ice Cream?

We're taking a break from the political heat and the summer's heat with a look at Iran's frozen delights.
July 31, 2018

Hold firm to the values of human rights without forgetting those caught up in conflict they cannot control

We urge all activists and organizations with a focus on Iran to take the time to understand the impact of the US political posturing and the Iranian government’s response on the actual people inside of the county and from the perspective of Iran’s history and current climate. Our era is one that requires great strength in resisting authoritarian ideas that come couched in the language of freedom, security, and democracy. This is a time to hold firm to the values of human rights without forgetting the people who are caught up in a political conflict that they cannot control.
May 9, 2018

How Past Sanctions Against Iran Impacted Individuals and Families

What can Iran expect from new US sanctions? No one is sure yet. This throwback looks at how past sanctions impacted Iranian society.
January 7, 2018
#iranprotests

Corruption and Poverty Lead to Rage and Despair in Iran

"If I were not in prison, I would be in front of Parliament every day that the budget bill was under discussion. The members of parliament need to know that they are accountable to the people, that they represent the people, and that the eyes of the people are upon them."