Changing Iran: The Power of One


Imagine that the president overnight decreed that women must cover themselves from head to toe lest they be imprisoned. Imagine suddenly a new brigade of morality police appears on the scene to patrol for unacceptable behavior, jailing and beating transgressors on sight. Imagine a new regime of rules that sentenced women defending themselves against rape to death. This is the world that Nazanin Afshin-Jam, a Canadian-Iranian human rights activist, and her family left following the Islamic revolution in Iran. Below, Afshin-Jam recounts her amazing story and successful campaigns to save lives in the Islamic Republic of Iran through her own individual initiative. Addressing an audience at the 2011 TEDx event in Vancouver, Canada, Afshin-Jam reveals her hope to one day create an international body of justice for the victims of human rights abuses in the world.

  • kongMing

    Imagine trapping the Ayatollah between falling commodity prices and rapidly deteriorating nuclear infrastructure which poisons an already unruly population.

  • pierre

    whilst people like Nazanin exist i continue to have faith in some tenets of Humanity, it is however limited to certain demographics