Partner up

Together we can do more

We are always looking for new ways to reach our goals. This means partnering up with likeminded organizations who share the same passion we do.

Hivos is an international development organization guided by humanist values. Together

with local civil society organizations in developing countries, Hivos contributes to a free, fair and sustainable world. Hivos is committed to people in Africa, Asia and Latin America who are systematically blocked from rights, opportunities and resources.
NDI (National Democratic Institute), is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental organization that has supported democratic institutions and practices in every region of the world for more than three decades. Since its founding, NDI and its local partners have worked to establish and strengthen political and civic organizations, safeguard elections, and promote citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.
Internews is a nonprofit nongovernmental organization. Internews activities are based on the conviction that broad access to diverse and accurate information is an essential cornerstone of a free and open society.
SIDA is a government agency working on behalf of the Swedish parliament and government, with the mission to reduce poverty in the world. Through their work and in cooperation with others, they contribute to implementing Sweden’s Policy for Global Development (PGU). It works in order to implement the Swedish development policy that will enable poor people to improve their lives.
IWPR (Institute for War & Peace Reporting) gives a voice to people at the frontlines of conflict and transition to help them drive change, working in three dozen countries. IWPR empowers citizens and their communities to make a difference – building their skills, networks and institutions, supporting development and accountability, forging peace and justice.

Some of the benefits of partnering up with us

Growing rapidly – In 2014 Volunteer Activists has been officially registered in the Netherlands as a non-profit foundation. Ever since, VA is growing rapidly. We are one of the leading non-profit organizations seeking peace and democracy in Iran.

Longstanding relationship – We are all about longstanding projects. It’s necessary as, unfortunately, our goals can’t be accomplished overnight. This means we are seeking longstanding relationships with our partners.

Large network – We focus on the MENA region, and Iran in particular. Due to our large local network, we enable ourselves to reflect the voices of civic actors in order to help them.

Multilingual – As we focus on the MENA region and Iran in particular, VA is multilingual. With our office based in the Netherlands and being an Iranian organization, we communicate in English, Farsi (Persian) and Dutch.

Nonviolent – We respect the diversity of the people of the societies we target, respectful of all genders, orientations, religions and minority groups. Doing so, we seek a nonviolent approach. We are committed to inspiring dialogue from the bottom up. ‌

Well informed – VA is an institute, whose primary aim is capacity building among activists and civil society organizations. This means we are well informed when it comes to democracy, human rights and peace building within Iranian society and communities in the MENA region.
Transparent and Accountable– Transparency and Accountability one of our core values. Both in our projects and within our organization, we believe that transparency and accountability are needed within civil society, and therefor are implemented in our organization as well.
Want to know more about partnering up with us?
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