Women's Empowerment and Leadership Development for Democratisation


Universal Periodic Review: An opportunity to spotlight the rights of lesbian and transgender citizens in Iran


During a pre-session organised by UPR Info ahead of Iran’s second Universal Periodic Review on October 31, JFI Co-Founder Shadi Amin, drew attention to Islamic Republic’s policy to medicalise gender identity and sexual orientation.

Stop forced and early marriages and end discrimination against sexual minorities


Illegalisation of forced and early marriages, banning forced sex change operations, and formal recognition of the rights of sexual minorities are among recommendations offered by various countries during the second Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on the situation of human rights in Iran.

Advocating at the UN, in the Words of the Participants


‘This workshop was so inspiring and opened my mind. It will help me be a better trainer, and a better lawyer. As my country goes through war, we need this free space and international support to further our work.’


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