IRANIAN SOLIDARNOSC: Nazanin Afshin Jam Goodwill Ambassador for Democracy and Human Rights


IRANIAN SOLIDARNOSC:  Nazanin Afshin Jam Goodwill Ambassador for Democracy and Human Rights
by Darius Kadivar

Nazanin Afshin Jam has been Independantly struggling for Human Rights and Democracy over the years. She recently participated to a panel on Iran at the Canadian Parliament ( see Facebook Link) led by Shirin Ebadi Iranian Nobel Peace Laureate 2003 and has reached out across the Diaspora's Political arena to such people as exiled reformist Fatameh Haghighatjoo or exiled Crown Prince of Iran Reza Pahlavi who are at opposite ends of the Iranian political landscape. Afshin Jam's Independant Stature has allowed her to meet Iranians in the Public eye with a wide variety of backgrounds and particularly Iranians from across the political spectrum who to date refuse or have not been able to cooperate on a common agenda: Human Rights and Democracy for Iran.

Could she be the ideal Goodwill Ambassador  who could bridge Iranians at large towards more Solidarity beyond Political Affiliation? What is certain, is that her efforts are commendable and have payed off since she was able to save a namesake's life ( Nazanin Fatehi) and draw international awareness on the predicament of many similar cases worldwide and particularly in Iran her home country. 

Nazanin Afshin-Jam's interview with BBC :

Nazanin Afshin-Jam interview in New York (VOA):

Nazanin - BBC World News Today with George Alagiah:

Nazanin on Spiegel (German TV):

Nazanin on France 24 (English):

Riz Khan - Nazanin Afshin - Jam Child executions ( Al Jazeera):

David Frost - Nazanin Afshin - Jam Child executions ( Al Jazeera):


Related Blogs:

FOR IRAN: Nazanin Afshin-Jam and Dalai Lama Go Green ;0)


IRANIAN SOLIDARNOSC: Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi, Nazanin Afshin Jam and Amir Abbas Fakhravar

IRANIAN SOLIDARNOSC: Yasmine Pahlavi, Nazanin Afshin Jam and Arash Sobhani (July 9th 2009)

IRANIAN SOLIDARNOSC: Defecting Revolutionary Guard's confession and support to Reza Pahlavi

Recommended Readings:

REZA's CALL: An Iranian Solidarnosc... by Darius KADIVAR

RESPONDING TO REZA's CALL: An Iranian Solidarnosc in the Making ... By Darius KADIVAR

On SCE Campaign & Nazanin Afshin Jam :

You can make a difference: Interview with former Miss World Canada Nazanin Afshin-Jam by Darius KADIVAR (

The Struggle Continues: Nazanin Afshin-Jam New Human Rights Campaign to Stop Child Executions in Iran and Beyond by Darius KADIVAR

TAKING A STAND: Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Former Miss World Canada 2003, Struggles To Save Iranian Compatriot From Execution by Darius KADIVAR

Mona's Dream by Darius KADIVAR

BREAKING THE WAVES: Iranian Women of the Diaspora Seduce French Media by Darius KADIVAR

Official Website of SCE Campaign Here


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"The problem DK is that you"

by Bugsy on

"Integration, not contrariety, is key"

Apparently, those who sent you here, don't follow the same rule. 

Darius Kadivar

Your welcome hamsade ghadimi Jaan

by Darius Kadivar on

I concur with your assessment.

She is a Great Girl and doing a Great Job in her own capacity.

More power to her !

Warm Regards,


hamsade ghadimi

thanks dk

by hamsade ghadimi on

not only nazanin is a true patriot, she's a humanist.   she quietly goes about her campaign against child execution and continues her committment to public service that was instilled by her family.  i'm amazed by her modesty (given her career in beauty pagents) and never mentioning the good deeds (e.g., funding and continued support for baghchehban school) that her family have done for the iranian people. 

dk, thanks for highlighting the work of nazanin.  may she be a thorn in the side of pompous iri apologists.

Darius Kadivar

SPink Oh You mean this Type I suppose ? ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

When you are speaking of a mainstream, more traditional Iranian figure to reach out too :

I very much doubt they represent Our typical Ham "Meehan" except in Your mindset and immediate neighborhood ...

Unfortunately for your likes there are other mainstream and traditional neighborhood's too ...

Only they are TRULY IRANIAN !




Sargord Pirouz

The problem DK is that you

by Sargord Pirouz on

The problem DK is that you are attempting to seek an attractive Western-oriented figure to somehow galvanize opposition against the Islamic Republic of Iran from the outside, when really you should be seeking a mainstream, more traditional Iranian figure to integrate with that of the inside.

Integration, not contrariety, is key. Otherwise, you'll simply remain irrelevant to the Meehan for the remainder of your life. Think about it.