We couldn't do it alone...

partnersWe couldn't do everything we do without partners. Over time, we have worked with a number of organizations on training, advocacy, and interactive offerings. Read more about our partners here.

Impact Iran

Impact Iran draws attention to human rights in Iran and encourage the government to address concerns expressed by the international community. Impact Iran is fueled by a coalition of unique organizations dedicated to human rights. Through public advocacy campaigns aimed at UN member states and high-level human rights discussions we strive to spark action by stakeholders and promote the dignity of all in Iran.

Arseh Sevom works with Impact Iran to advocate for human rights.

United for Iran

United for Iran is an independent nonprofit based in the San Francisco Bay Area working for civil liberties in Iran. They achieve their mission by improving human rights conditions, increasing the capacity of civil society, and engaging citizens through technology. United for Iran envisions an Iran where the liberties and human rights of every citizen are honored. An Iran where ordinary citizens are empowered and engaged in public affairs. An Iran that is vibrant, open, and democratic. They believe that defending human rights is the responsibility of us all, and everyone has a role to play.

Arseh Sevom worked with United for Iran to offer training to individuals concerned about human rights.


Article 19 works so that people everywhere can express themselves freely, access information and enjoy freedom of the press. They understand freedom of expression as three things:

1. Freedom of expression is the right to speak
- It is the right to voice political, cultural, social and economic opinions
- It is the right to dissent
- It makes electoral democracy meaningful and builds public trust in administration.

2. Freedom of expression is freedom of the press 
- It is the right of a free and independent media to report without fear, interference, persecution or discrimination
- It is the right to provide knowledge, give voice to the marginalised and to highlight corruption
- It creates an environment where people feel safe to question government action and to hold power accountable.

3. Freedom of expression is the right to know
- It is the right to access all media, internet, art, academic writings, and information held by government
- It is the right to use when demanding rights to health, to a clean environment, to truth and to justice
- It holds governments accountable for their promises, obligations and actions, preventing corruption which thrives on secrecy.

Arseh Sevom worked with Article 19 on issues of freedom of expression.

Freedom House

Freedom House works to defend human rights and promote democratic change, with a focus on political rights and civil liberties. The organization acts as a catalyst for freedom through a combination of analysis, advocacy, and action.

Arseh Sevom worked with Freedom House to offer training on issues related to freedom of expression.


Hivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. With smart projects in the right places, Hivos opposes discrimination, inequality, abuse of power and the unsustainable use of the planet’s resources. Counterbalance alone, however, is not enough. Their primary focus is achieving structural change. This is why they cooperate with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations. They share a dream with them of sustainable economies and inclusive societies.

Hivos helped Arseh Sevom get its start. They helped us build the organization, supported our early activities, and become a more professional team.

The National Democratic Institute

The National Democratic Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, nongovernmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades.

Since its founding in 1983, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.

Arseh Sevom worked with NDI on capactity building and communications training.

Center for Human Rights in Iran

The Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit organization working to protect and promote human rights in Iran.

Arseh Sevom and CHRI worked together on a campaign to support humanitarian interventions in Iran.


Kieskompas is a small social enterprise that combines a strong commitment to democracy, a passion for science and a competitive entrepreneurial strategy.

Kieskompas specialises in the development of online and offline voting advice tools, the organisation of political debates and the production of academic research and media content.

Arseh Sevom worked with KiesKompas on rayeman.me, a project to better understand the issues people in Iran find important.