For we Iranian Americans the past few weeks have one hand really inspiring and hopeful — the women from across Iranian society refusing the mandatory hijab
We stand with Iranians fighting for their rights.
We’ve created this action hub to track everything happening on the ground and the actions we’re taking here at home to support them. We recognize that this is a defining moment for our community and we are moved by the bravery, resiliency, and courage on display for the international community.
These events have demonstrated why it’s so important that we have focused, relentless, organized advocacy that helps our loved ones on the ground. That’s why NIAC is redoubling our work to educate the public, organize our members, and ensure that U.S. policymakers take actions that uplift the cause of human rights and dignity. Here’s what you can do to help.
- Demand Tech Companies Protect and Provide Internet Freedom in Iran
- Click to Tweet @ Big Tech Companies
- Call on UN to Halt Iran’s Human Rights Abuses
- Tell Congress to Stand in Solidarity with Iranian Protesters
- Call Your Member of Congress and Demand Action Now
- Tell Meta: Stop silencing Iranians, lift up their voices!
- Sign up for our Human Rights Tracker
What NIAC is working on
Washington, DC – Today, more than three-dozen progressive, women’s rights and anti-war organizations joined the National Iranian American Council in a statement standing with the
Tracking human rights in Iran
Read our latest reports on human rights as protests continue in Iran and across the world. Sign up for NIAC’s Human Rights Tracker emails to get these reports in your inbox.
The United Nations Human Rights Council convened a special session Thursday on ongoing human rights abuses in Iran. During the session, the council passed a new mechanism that will compile facts on rights abuses on the ground, setting the stage for international accountability measures targeting those responsible for abuses. The mechanism passed 25-6, with 16 abstentions. China’s effort to strip the mechanism of its power was voted down, 6-25.
The United Nations General Assembly Third Committee – which considers measures on human rights – approved a resolution on November 16th condemning the Iranian government’s human rights abuses and expressing support for the Iranian protesters who are fighting for their basic rights and freedom. According to a UN statement, the resolution “sends a message to the Iranian people that the international community stands with them.” Furthermore, it calls “for independent, impartial, and transparent investigations and accountability for the Government of Iran’s continued human rights violations.” Recently, the ambassadors of Germany and Iceland sent a letter to the UN Office in Geneva requesting a special session of the Human Rights Council on the deteriorating human rights situation in Iran. The special session is now scheduled to happen on November 24th.
Seven were shot dead in Izeh, including 9-year-old boy Kian Pirfalak, as state violence inflicted more tragedy on the people of Iran Wednesday night. Protesters