United for Iran
We are Iranian activists, dissidents and former political prisoners. We empower Iranians and champion freedom in Iran.
United for Iran is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization started in 2009 and operated by Iranian activists, dissidents, and former political prisoners.
As a feminist organization, we have an intersectional point of view, challenge discrimination in all its forms, and are part of a movement that believes that coexistence is possible and democracy is necessary in Iran.
In our day to day work, we enable and accelerate grassroots movements in Iran, we expose human rights violations in the Iranian judicial system, and we develop subversive tools that weaken the regime’s hold on Iranians’ freedoms.
Since 2009, we have helped launch over two dozen subversive mobile apps like Gershad, Nahoft and Hamdam, which have been downloaded over 900,000 times, giving Iranians tools to expand their civil, political and economic freedoms under the brutal regime.
We are a watchdog for Iranians political prisoners. Since 2011, as part of Iran Prison Atlas, we have been monitoring every arrest, every abuse of power and instance of torture in order to save lives as well as document abuses for the future, when justice will be served.
Our app Gershad launched in 2016 allows users to report and detour the Morality Police and now security forces.
We support protestors in the streets and underground activist movements in Iran through our Safe Activism project, where we teach activists how to reduce the serious risks related to activism in Iran and to protect themselves in case of arrest, interrogation and incarceration.
Because we work outside of Iran’s borders—in Iraq, Turkey, Germany, Spain, Canada and the United States—we are able to agitate, advocate and organize without fearing for our lives. That is a freedom we never take for granted and one we proudly leverage on behalf of our allies inside Iran who risk their lives every time they speak up.
Ultimately, we want to see an Iran that is vibrant, open and democratic. A country where all Iranians, especially women, minorities and other oppressed groups, can enjoy full political freedoms and civil liberties. Where everyone is equal before the law and treated with dignity and respect.