• Rasht: Protest is not ONLY about hijab but about FREEDOM
    Today is the 13 of October, This story is from Fariba who is 28 years old, from Rasht, the biggest city in the northern Iran. Rasht has seen continuous protest for weeks. Yesterday the protest started around 12 pm Fariba says. First there were about 100 of us then the number increased to 400 or 500. Many people are bastards and did not not join the protest. The regime’s forces beat up people with all time with batons even school girls who were just trying to go to home after school. They attack everyone, no matter whether they chant slogans or not. But we do not fear and do not […]
  • Sanadaj: Even the hours when people sleep has changed
    Iran Voices of Protest–-Today is the 11th of October, 2022. Over the past few days, Sanandaj, the capital of Kurdistan province has become one of the main centers of confrontation between peaceful protestors and military agents. Amnesty International has warned of the “vast dimensions of repressions” in this city due to the use of the machinery of war and shootings at private residences. Mansour, 49, says Sanandaj had been protesting since the first day. There have been protests from morning until late at night but with the intensification of the conflict, it has moved out of the city center and into the neighborhoods. Everyone’s life has changed in Sanandaj. Schools […]
  • Iranvisibilia: We are the Revolution
    Iran Voices of Protest–The revolutionary Iranian protests for freedom, the abolition of the compulsory hijab, and the end of dictatorship has become an inspiration to the world. Many innocent lives have been lost because of the tyrannical regime. Thousands have taken to the streets and women especially have played an important role by removing their headscarves and burning them in public. In Iranvisibilia, we share the stories of hope, struggle, sadness and bravery of Iranians who are fighting to end the darkness. We get testimonies from Iran and have them translated to make a bridge between Iranians and the world. We believe each story of these brave women and men […]
  • “You’re Jewish, you can only leave the country once”
    The Iranian citizens in “Your Voice” talk about the discrimination against religious minorities that they have witnessed. They provide short stories about the suffering of millions, who have become “simple incidents” in Iran. This is a story of Neda, a Jewish woman, who shares her testimony when she had to go through a “humiliating “ process to get a passport. It was the year 1987 that she set to apply for a passport and leave Iran but for her, getting a passport was not as much of a breeze as she once thought it was; actually, the Jews had to face questioning and contempt by the authorities in the process. […]
  • The Bitter Taste of Discrimination
    The Yarsan faith, also known as Ahl-e Haqq (People of the Truth) is estimated to have about two million followers in Iran, most of whom live in the western, predominantly Kurdish provinces, especially in Kermanshah. This religion also has some followers in Turkey and Iraq. This religious minority is not recognized by the Iranian Constitution, and the members of this community have faced continuous discrimination and persecution in the country. Sirvan, a follower of the Yarsan religion, from Sarpol-e- Zahab in Kermanshah province, remembers a bitter day of discrimination in school 25 years ago. Sirvan says: “I grew up in a moderately religious Yarsani family. The Yarsan religious traditions and […]
  • “Impure” Zoroastrians Banned from Swimming Pool
    The Iranian citizens in “Your Voice” talk about the discrimination against religious minorities that they have witnessed. They provide short stories about the suffering of millions, who have become “simple incidents” in Iran. This is a story of Niloofar and three other 8-10 year old Zoroastrians girls, 30 years ago in the city of Yazd, who were told that they were “impure” and could not swim at the public swimming pool again. Cleanness and Cleanliness have always been the most important principles for our family, since our Iranian ancestors have frequently underlined the importance of avoiding contamination of water, soil, air and fire; I learned many things from my family about cleanliness […]
  • The day that  Baha’i Nurses Were Fired
    The Iranian citizens in “Your Voice” talk about the discrimination against religious minorities that they have witnessed. They provide short stories about the suffering of millions, who have become “simple incidents” in Iran. Alireza, a resident of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, said (video is in Persian) in 1983 that he was an accountant at a hospital when, one day, he was surprised to see a veteran nurse come to his office to settle accounts after her resignation. In the following days, other experienced nurses resigned one by one. Alireza’s patience ran out, and he asked one of the nurses why she was resigning. The nurse cried and said: “You do not […]