Welcome to our brand new website! We are thrilled to start this new phase of Raha, one that not only is committed to solidarity movements and collectively creating forward momentum, but one that now has a face to the world. Please click around and check out the work we’ve done until now. Sign up for our email alerts or add us to your RSS feed to keep abreast of our upcoming actions and events.
We’ve compiled a comprehensive resource page on Iran if you’re new to the topic and are concerned and want to better contextualize the events that are rapidly unfolding.
Below is our mission statement:
We are an NYC-based collective that started with a group of Iranian and Iranian-American women in New York City. Raha is open to people of all genders committed to working as a collective combating patriarchy both in our work and in our process. We work to raise awareness about movements for justice in Iran through internal education, creative messaging, solidarity actions and public education.
We seek to support the aspirations of the democratic movements in Iran while also opposing U.S. economic and military intervention. We also seek to counter misconceptions about Iran and what it means to be anti-imperialist. Understanding that patriarchy and militarism go hand in hand we seek to challenge the different ways they operate in both the U.S. and Iran.
We see this work as inextricably linked to a diverse range of grassroots movements for economic, racial, gender and sexual justice with which we seek to build alliances.
We believe that all genuine liberation comes from below.