Welcoming Our New Co-Director

Dear U4I Community, I’m thrilled to announce the promotion of Reza Ghazinouri to Co-Director of United for Iran. Reza’s new position makes official the role he has naturally grown to play for some time now; and as United for Iran’s Executive Director for 7 years, it...

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Say Hello to RadiTo: IranCubator’s 1st App

Dear U4I Community, When we launched IranCubator last year we knew –– well, we hoped –– we could help ignite Iran's social good technology sector. We have just launched IranCubator’s first app: RadiTo. RadiTo is an audio network for Android phones. It gives artists,...

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Support Atena

Human rights activist Atena Daemi made her decision before knowing when authorities would arrive to take her to prison earlier this month. She would continue her activism –– even from prison. ‌And now, from Evin prison she has begun a campaign. In 2015, Atena‌ was...

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Live with Kiosk

In Iran – and around the world –– music and art have always connected people while lighting paths to freedom and power. Music is woven into a culture and can shift societies –– sometimes more than any politician.   Music’s significance to Iranians was front and center...

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United for Iran Welcomes Homa Hoodfar’s Release

Today, both Iranian and Canadian authorities confirmed that Homa Hoodfar, an Iranian-Canadian retired professor, has been released from prison and flown out to Canada via Oman. Hoodfar, 65, is a former anthropology professor at Concordia University in Montreal, and an...

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We Just Turned Seven!

July 25th marked seven years since my boldest, and perhaps craziest idea ever. Like many of you, I was devastated by the violence in the aftermath of Iran’s presidential election. I took three weeks off from my job with the United Nations to organize a Global Day of...

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UN Condemns Flogging of Young Iranian Men and Women

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: We condemn the outrageous flogging of up to 35 young men and women in Iran last week, after they were caught holding a graduation party together in Qazvin, north of Tehran. According to State media, the...

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