Iran: supporting digital activism to promote democratic reform, human rights and the rule of law

Geneva, Palais des Nations, 27 September 2010

On 27 September 2010, in the framework of the conference entitled “Digital Democracy: Using Virtual Ways to Promote Real Rights” organised at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland, by the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) and the Transnational Nonviolent Radical Party, No Peace Without Justice (NPWJ) presented its project of an internet-based map documenting post-electoral events in Iran. The aim of this tool is to facilitate the coordination of efforts by civil society’s representatives inside Iran to report on and provide evidence about post-electoral events and strengthen the available tools for Iranians to advocate for election transparency, rule of law and democratic non-violent political practices.
Within the framework of its MENA Democracy campaign, the NPWJ Iran Program, begun in 2007, aims at reinforcing and supporting domestic civil society actors, democracy advocates and reformers working for the promotion of democratic values, the respect of human rights and the rule of law and advocating for greater public participation in the political process, while leaving it up to local actors to determine objectives, strategies and methodologies and ensure that political and democratic reform in Iran comes from the efforts of Iranians working inside the country.
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Download the program of the Conference.

For further information, please contact: Gianluca Eramo, email:, phone: +32 (0)2 548-3925 or Nicola Giovannini on ngiovannini@npwj.orgor +32 (0)2 548-3915.