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
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.
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:
Special Report on the Impact of State Violence on the Iranian Teacher Movement, Centering on the Period May 2022 to September 2023
Teachers are among the most organized workers’ groups in Iran. However, the presence of the Iranian teacher trade union movement is relatively obscure outside the country. This report sheds light on the Iranian teachers‘ trade union movement’s experiences and challenges against a backdrop of severe government repression Read More