Hafez app: protecting Iran’s brave activists

Withholding information is the lifeline of tyranny. We designed the Hafez application to protect, empower and inform human rights defenders.

We partnered up with the Human Right Activists News Agency (HRANA) to build technology for human rights defenders. Today, anyone with an Android phone, which is the majority of people in Iran, can download Hafez to:

  • Record and securely report incidents of human rights violations
  • Access an extensive digital rolodex of attorneys and their areas of expertise, so they can attain quick legal representation
  • Receive the latest human rights-related reports and news without needing to use internet censorship circumvention tools
  • Access critical legal material and information

The security of our users is our number one priority. You can review Hafez extensive security report, carried by the cybersecurity firm Cure53. The app does not record or allow any party to access user information. Once a user closes the app, all the information reported will be deleted.

While defying government repression is never risk-free, Hafez is designed to provide human rights defenders with additional layers of protection to address their strategic needs. We hope the app can further empower Iran’s brave activists who risk their liberty and life every day for freedom.