Alliance for Defence of Human Rights in Iran
The Alliance for Defence of Human Rights in Iran is an organization, which represents dedicated individuals seeking to preserve fundamental human rights in Iran.
Aga Khan Foundation
The Aga Khan Foundation is a non-denominational, international development agency established in 1967 by the Aga Khan. Its mission is to develop and promote creative solutions to problems that impede social development. Created as a private, non-profit foundation under Swiss law, it has branches and independent affiliates in 15 countries. It is a modern vehicle for traditional philanthropy in the Ismaili Muslim community under the leadership of the Aga Khan.
American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN)
The American Kurdish Information Network (AKIN) is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization established in 1993. Its aim is to increase awareness about the Kurds. AKIN is comprised of Americans of Kurdish origin and recent Kurdish immigrants and refugees from all walks of life: entrepreneurs, blue- and white-collar workers, students, and American supporters. AKIN collects, translates, and disseminates information about the Kurds. It hopes to become a valuable resource center for policy makers, scholars, and students of the region. At the same time, it seeks to promote understanding between the Kurds and the Americans. In Kurdistan, AKIN wants the killings to stop, peace to prevail, and the will of the people to be respected and accepted.
Communication Network of Women’s NGOs in the Islamic Republic of Iran
‘Asef St., Vallasr Ave.
Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) is an international membership organization connecting, informing and mobilizing people and organizations committed to achieving gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights. Our goal is to cause policy, institutional and individual change that will improve the lives of women and girls everywhere. We do this by facilitating ongoing debates on fundamental and provocative issues as well as by building the individual and organizational capacities of those working for women’s empowerment and social justice.
Democracy Network of Iran
An Internet-based group of individuals committed to the promotion of democracy, improvement of human rights conditions in Iran and provision of equitable and just economic, social and political opportunities for all sectors of Iranian society. They are in support of such rights as the freedom of expression, press, and assembly and the formation of political parties, and the opening up of the political atmosphere in Iran.
In the US —
P.O. Box 1611
Fax: Att: DNI 718-863-2775
In Europe —
P.O. Box 225 721 06
Fax +46-(0)8-530 686 15
Provides people-centered development models with an emphasis on and a respect for sustainable development, environmental protection, community participation, poverty alleviation, equal rights of citizens, particularly for women and youth, an NGO code of ethics, transparency and accountability, and human dignity with a focus on vulnerable groups.
Iran Human Rights Documentation Center
The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center (IHRDC) is an independent scholarly undertaking to establish a comprehensive and objective historical record of serious human rights violations in the Islamic Republic of Iran since the 1979 revolution. This evolving historical record shall include the collection and analysis of a broad range of documents and testimonies in an archive that is accessible to the public for research and educational purposes. Based on the principle that accounting for past abuses is essential for future social progress and democratic transformation, the IHRDC will encourage an informed dialogue on the human rights situation in Iran. The IHRDC will collaborate with a wide range of scholars and experts in human rights documentation and various other disciplines and projects.
Iranian Children’s Society
The Iranian Children’s Rights Society is a children’s rights advocacy organization. CRS is an independent, non-profit, and non-governmental organization without any political affiliations. Focusing on the Articles of the United Nation’s Convention for the Rights of the Child (CRC) adopted in November 1989, both SPRC and ICRS stive to identify and facilitate the means by which children in Iran can attain an appropriate standard of living through the proper provisions of nutrition, health, education, support, and protection.
International Union of Muslim Women NGOs
The Union’s objectives are supporting the activities of women’s organizations worldwide; raising public awareness; exchanging information and experience; upgrading women’s capabilities to fulfill their social and religious responsibilities; and promoting Muslim women’s rights.
P.O. Box 13167-117
Iranian Human Rights Working Group
The Group’s focus is to discuss, inform, educate and campaign for the improvement of human rights in Iran and of Iranians abroad by all lawful means possible. In its activities, the group will campaign for the human rights of individuals regardless of their religious or political affiliations or personal attributes. The group recognizes and adopts the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as its basic definition of human rights. From time to time the group may also stipulate and adopt other specific rights which are not in conflict with articles of the UDHR.
P.O. Box 2422
Email: ihrwg [at] Tehran [dot] Stanford [dot] EDU
Iranian Refugees Alliance
A non-profit organization in the US assisting and advocating on behalf of Iranian asylum seekers and refugees worldwide. IRA’s efforts include providing financial support, reflecting the aggrieved voices of refugees, asserting the rights of refugees and publicizing the violations of these rights internationally, and winning legal guarantees. The IRA web site features Iranian Refugees’ Alliance’s Mission Current Projects, Publications, Fundraising events, and a comprehensive Documentation Center.
Islamic Women’s Institute
The Institute seeks to improve the status and standard of living for Iranian women through implementing income-generating projects; providing legal counselling; conducting literacy and training programs; and assisting women in entrepreneurial endeavors. Conducts research related to women’s employment, family legal and economic conflicts, and difficulties of the housewife.
No. 1-275 Hedayat St
Phone: 98.21.7537022 or 98.21.8883575
Email: eghtesad [at] rose [dot] ipm [dot] ac [dot] ir
The Kurdish Human Rights Project
Promotes awareness of the situation of the Kurds in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Turkey and the former Soviet Union. KHRP reports on human rights conditions in these countries, monitors legal developments, and trains lawyers to bring human rights cases before international bodies. Countries: Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, former Soviet Union.
Linen Hall 162-168
London W1R 5TB
Phone: 00 44 171 287 2772
Fax: 00 44 171 734 4927
Email: khrp [at] khrp [dot] demon [dot] co [dot] uk
Kurdish Human Rights Watch
Mission for Establishment of Human Rights in Iran
A human rights group working for a democratic society and a system of justice for protecting universal human rights in world affairs in general and Iran in specific. MEHR IRAN is a network of individuals committed to strengthening advocacy on human rights situation in Iran and helping to develop greater capacity among Iranian in the use of International Criminal Court (ICC), the Convention against Torture and other mechanisms that provide Iranian victims avenues of and access to different systems of justice.
Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV)
The Organization for Defending Victims of Violence (ODVV) is a non-governmental (NGO), non-profit Organization based in Iran (Tehran) since 1988, in Special Consultative Status to the ECOSOC, active in the field of human rights and humanitarian activities. The Organization is an associate NGO to the United Nations Department of Public Information (UNDPI), and cooperates, in a variety of issues with the local and international NGOs. During the last eleven years, we have been, mainly informative in regards with human rights violations, and supportive in regards with the victims of violence.
Women’s Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iran
The Women’s Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iran (WFAFI) is committed to promoting a greater awareness of the challenges women face living under fundamentalist regimes such as that of Iran. Our tasks range from raising public awareness, conducting research projects and initiating outreach programs — to policy discussions and analysis. We firmly believe the political presence, participation, and leadership of women are instrumental to achieving social, political, and economic equality.
Women’s Solidarity Association of Iran
WSAI seeks to realize women’s deserving roles and create links and solidarities between Iranian and foreign women.
P.O. Box 13165-117