Mahsa Amini was twenty-two years old when she was murdered by police on September 16, 2022 in Tehran, Iran.
Accused of violating Iran’s strict rules for wearing hijab, Mahsa Amini was arrested by Iran’s Morality Police and subjected to brutal beatings suspected to have caused her tragic and untimely death.
6 Nonprofits Protecting Women, Life, and Freedom in Iran
Fundraisers know that the best way to build a better world is to support nonprofit organizations doing the heavy lifting to generate meaningful social change.
As the world stands together in solidarity with Iranian protesters and in defense of Iranian women, we urge you to support nonprofits working to advance human rights and gender justice in Iran. And if you can't make a financial contribution right now, keep scrolling for resources and best practices to help you show solidarity and spread the word!
Here are some awesome nonprofits supporting Iranian women:
🌍 Uniting Against Abuse
🌍 LGBTQIA+ Liberators
🌍 Defenders of Decency
🌍 Advancing Accountability
🌍 Champions of Civil Liberties
🌍 Freedom Writers
More Ways to Show Solidarity
As always, there are more ways to contribute! If you're looking for non-monetary alternatives to supporting human rights for Iranians, look no further.
It's About Humanity 💙
Advocating for the humanity of Iranian women is essential to ending the state-sanctioned violence against them. The easiest way to advocate for the humanity of others is by educating yourself, amplifying your voice, and leveraging technology to reach others.
Educate yourself 🧠
You can't have humanizing conversations without understanding the subject first. We cannot say we did not know. Here are some helpful ways to learn about Iran:
Amplify your voice 📢
Our voices are the most powerful tools we have in the fight for social good. Sharing a message and spreading the word is vital to change the world. Here are some ways to use your voice to support women in Iran:
Leverage technology 📲
Technology and social media have given us access to information that was once inaccessible. As a revolutionary instrument for social change, you can use technology to make a powerful difference from behind your keyboard. Here are some ways to spread the word on social media:
Fundraisers, we know better than anyone else that funding freedom is a definitive way to stand in solidarity against oppression. Through direct donations, online engagement, and spreading the word, we can significantly increase the impact of Iranian human rights campaigns.
Funraise Statement of Solidarity with Iranian Women
Funraise stands in solidarity with women and girls fighting for freedom following the murder of Mahsa Amini at the hands of Morality Police in Iran; we believe that all women and girls have the fundamental right to equity, freedom, autonomy, and justice.
As the world comes together to support Iranian women, we encourage you to support nonprofit organizations doing critical work on the ground in Iran.
Protesting injustice and supporting grassroots advocacy is a critical step toward building a more peaceful world; may we take that step together as a global community.