July 1st – March Against Sanctions on Iran!

Join Raha, Havaar and others as we say no to crippling sanctions.

Details and info for this march are HERE.

See you on July 1st — at 3:00 pm — at the German Mission to the United Nations:
871 United Nations Plaza (at First Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets),
New York, NY

Co-Sponsored by the Coalition to Defend the Egyptian Revolution, Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), the Campaign for Peace and Democracy (CPD), Occupy Wall Street – Global Justice (OWS-GJ), Pakistan Solidarity Network (PSN), South Asia Solidarity Initiative (SASI), War Resisters League (WRL), Raha – Iranian Feminist Collective, and Where is My Vote? – NY (WIMV-NY)

If you are unable to join us in New York on July 1, we ask you to speak up and protest wherever you are.

Spread the word !!

New Article On Jadaliyya.com – Iran and the US Anti-War Movement

We have a new article posted on Jadaliyya on May 8, 2012 written by Manijeh Nasrabadi called Iran and the US Anti-War Movement. It’s based on a talk given at the United National Anti-War Coalition (UNAC) Conference on March 2012 in Stamford, Connecticut. It was part of a workshop called, “Solidarity Not Intervention,” organized by Raha. Just before this workshop, the conference overwhelmingly voted down a resolution put forward by Raha and Havaar that read: “We oppose war and sanctions against the Iranian people and stand in solidarity with their struggle against state repression and all forms of outside intervention.”

Click HERE to read the article.

Share it far and wide!

Welcome to Raha’s Brand New Website!

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.