National Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI)

About National Union for Democracy in Iran (NUFDI)

National Union for Democracy (NUFDI) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing the Iranian-American community in pursuit of a U.S. policy toward Iran based on the values of human rights and democracy.

NUFDI strives to empower Iranian-Americans to be a voice for the Iranian people’s movement for freedom, human rights, and democracy.

By transmitting the sacrifices and aspirations of the Iranian people to an American audience of policymakers, media, and concerned citizens, it is our hope that we may serve to better position our fellow Americans to understand and support the Iranian people in their struggle to establish a free, democratic Iran.

Our work is centered on four main campaigns:

Media Campaign
We connect Iranian dissidents and activists to English-language media outlets to inform the discussion of Iran and the movement for democracy.

Advocacy Campaign
We work with lawmakers and staffers across the aisle to raise awareness of the issues of human rights, gender apartheid, environmental injustice, racial discrimination, religious persecution, and the democracy movement in Iran.

Policy Campaign
We research events in Iran and potential policy alternatives in conjunction with other American think tanks, policy groups, and thought leaders.

Human Rights Campaign
We coordinate with human rights groups and advocates to bring attention to the plight of prisoners of conscience. We work to refer the Islamic Republic's crimes against humanity to the attention of the highest international legal bodies.


Research intern

June 2021 - August 2021 Washington, DC
“Amazing supervisors and rewarding work”
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