Iranian Women of the Frontlines for Change

The Iranian women’s movement has been one of the most dynamic in the world as women have united in demanding their rights at enormous risk to themselves. This is the time to focus on their efforts and ensure that Iran is accountable to key global human rights frameworks. Leaders and activists on the frontlines discussed Iranian women’s fight for freedom and how they are peacefully mobilizing to demand change. They strategized the way forward for the Iranian women’s movement and recommended key actions for the international community to support them, calling for stronger global condemnation of abuses in Iran.


Ms. Nazanin Boniadi: Actress, Ambassador, Amnesty International UK Women’s Rights Advocate

Ms. Masih Alinejad: Journalist, Author & Women’s Rights Activist

Ms. Narges Mohammadi: Spokesperson, Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC)

Ms. Narges Mansouri: Women’s Rights Activist & Member of the Workers Syndicate of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company

Ms. Shéhérazade Semsar de Boisséson: Member of the Board of Advisors, Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service, Former CEO of Politico Europe

Ambassador Melanne Verveer: Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security (GIWPS)

Moderated by: Ms. Azadeh Pourzand, Co-Founder and Director of the Siamak Pourzand Foundation

Social Media: @giwps @MelanneVerveer @SherazadeSemsar @AlinejadMasih @NazaninBoniadi @NazeninA

Hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security, with Ms. Nazenin Ansari and Ms. Shéhérazade Semsar de Boisséson.

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