Fighting Oppression in Iran with Apps

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Posted on Nov 9

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Firuzeh Mahmoudi
director, United4Iran


Activist Firuzeh Mahmoudi wants to improve human rights and support civil society, using secure mobile apps to protect women from harassment and domestic abuse.


United4Iran works together to improve life inside Iran from the outside. They utilize the power of civic technology to empower people, create positive change and advocate for human rights. United4Iran is about creating apps not only for the community, but with the community together.

Examples include:
  • Accessing legal advice information
  • Enabling GPS data sharing with immediate emergency contacts
  • Support services for drug addicts
  • Tackling illiteracy

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