Michka now available on iPhone

Dear Rafael, Few people know how to handle child sexual abuse. And in Iran, support for victims and their families can be very difficult to find. Michka is an e-book and game designed to help parents teach children how to identify and report sexual abuse.  Helping...
Iran blasted over plan to block Waze

Iran blasted over plan to block Waze

This article was originally published by Mobile World Live. Iran prepared to block traffic and navigation app Waze because it was created in Israel, according to media reports. The app was briefly blocked in the country in March, because it “raised concerns”, though...
Iran hits back at Apple apps ban

Iran hits back at Apple apps ban

This article was originally published by Mobile World Live. Iran’s new telecommunication minister wants to take legal action against Apple for removing Iranian apps from the App Store due to US sanctions, Press TV reported. In a tweet, telecommunication minister...
‘Michka’ App Fights Child Sex Abuse in Iran

‘Michka’ App Fights Child Sex Abuse in Iran

This article was originally published by Voice of America. California nonprofit United4Iran is on a mission to build technologies to help Iranian society tackle sexual violence, women’s rights, and other challenges. Its latest app – Michka – takes on child sexual...
Fighting Oppression in Iran, One App at a Time

Fighting Oppression in Iran, One App at a Time

This article was originally published by Inter Press Service. UNITED NATIONS, Aug 23 2017 (IPS) – United For Iran, a non profit group based in Berkeley, recently rolled out its latest mobile app Michka to open discussions about child sexual abuse in Iran, where...
What’s new at United for Iran

What’s new at United for Iran

We have done a lot in the second quarter of 2017 and we can’t help but feel proud. We want to thank you for being our partners and share some of our work with you. Combating Child Sexual Abuse: Introducing Michka Sahar Shams experienced sexual abuse as a child. At the...
A Positive Way to Talk About a Tough Subject

A Positive Way to Talk About a Tough Subject

Dear Staff, Sahar Shams approached us with an idea for the IranCubator app project that was both unexpected and powerful. At first, we weren’t sure what to do. Shams wanted to create Michka, an e-book and game to help children understand and talk about sexual abuse....
Update: A Companion for Every Iranian Women

Update: A Companion for Every Iranian Women

Last March I sent a note about the launch of Hamdam, one of IranCubator’s first apps. Today, we have great news to share about the app. First things first: Hamdam is a smartphone app from our IranCubator project that provides Iranian women with a one-stop-shop...
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