We aim to achieve solidarity by partnering with and learning from marginalized, immigrant, refugee, and undocumented communities to build a coalition in the struggle for freedom, justice, and human rights. We intend to achieve this by...
(1) raising awareness among the UCSF community about the current situation in Iran
(2) developing practical solutions to assist healthcare providers and protestors in responding to physical and mental health traumas
(3) supporting scholars at risk by creating funds students and fellows who wish to continue their studies at UCSF or UC Berkeley.

Woman Life Freedom Movement 

On 13 September 2022, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman, Zhina (Mahsa) Amini was arrested in Tehran by Iran’s so-called “morality” police. She was violently beaten while in custody and died three days later. Mahsa’s death sparked widespread protests across Iran. Since then, the regime has brutally killed over 500 women, men, and children in different cities and jailed and tortured many more. 


About Us

We are a community of Iranian faculty, staff, students, alumni, and allies at UCSF united in our commitment to providing health, and promoting human rights, particularly women's rights in Iran. We acknowledge Zhina (Mahsa) Amini's tragic death at the hands of the "morality" police as a glaring example of the repressive policies that have targeted women for years under the current regime. We stand in solidarity with the anti-patriarchal movements globally. 

Our goals are to provide consultations with healthcare providers in Iran to address physical and mental health of protestors, raise awareness about human rights violations globally, and support scholars at risk who face financial obstacles in accessing higher education. Additionally, we are dedicated to enhancing health literacy and combatting misogyny. We are an impartial organization with no religious or political affiliations or financial interests. The opinions expressed here are solely our own, and the University of California has not endorsed them. Therefore, no endorsement should be inferred or assumed. 

Woman Life Freedom