About Us

Volunteer Activists Institute (VA) is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political and independent instituteRead More

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is a civil society which is dynamic, vibrant and democratic. A society which acts as an influential Read More

Partner up

We are always looking for new ways to reach our goals. This means partnering up with likeminded organizations Read More

Our Core Values

Our essential belief is a transparent and accountable civil society. We are equally dedicated to a diverse and participatory Read More

Introducing Volunteer Activists

Volunteer Activists Institute (VA) is a non-profit, non-governmental, non-political and independent institute, whose primary aim is capacity building among activists and civil society organizations; facilitation of information exchange among civil society activists, and advocacy and expansion of democracy, human rights and peace building within Iranian society and communities in the MENA region.

Our Programs

Volunteer Activists has five programs that work towards our mission: mobilizing all resources available for Iran and other MENA countries to go through the transition process from a weak and un-experienced civil society, to a strong and mature civil society. One that is an active participant in the country’s political discourse. All our ongoing projects are part of our five programs:

Social networking and virtual freedom in Iran

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, March 17, 2016 – Volunteer Activists (VA) today has released a report regarding social networking and the so called virtual freedom in Iran. The report, Social Networking and Virtual Freedom of Association in Iran, was conducted to explore the situation of virtual association and social networking in Iran. It examines Iran’s digital climate, it’s cyber defense policies and political infighting over Iran’s cyberspace before concluding with a number of digital trends that can be observed. The influence of social networking sites (SNSs) and messaging applications (MAs) with regard to Iranian civil activism and the usage of SNSs and MAs, can also be found in the report, as well as the government attempts to control today’s usage. Read More

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