Here you can find human right joint reports submitted by IRQO with other organization.
Drafted by: Raha Bahraini
Submitted by: IRQO
Submitted by: IRQO and OutRight
Drafted by: Payam Shirazi
Submitted by: IRQO
Drafted by: Paayam Shirazi
Submitted by: IRQO, Global Initiative for Sexuality and Human Rights, Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, and International Human Rights Clinic, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School
Submitted by: IRQO and 33 Other NGOs
IRQO and Grindr (a well known dating app in Iran) in a joint project tried to educate Iranian about sexuality, sexual right, etc. this project runs as pop up flyers which givining brief information to the aufience and redirects to IRQO website.
An album consisted of 45 cartoons describing Iranian LGBT's life and their problems. This project is funded by OutRight and bublishedby IRQO and Gilgamishaan.
The commissioned graphic novel, Yousef and Farhad, though a work of fiction, reflects the real life struggles for acceptance of LGBTIQ people in Iran and across the world. OutRight created the graphic novel in Farsi and English. IRQO and Gilgamishan republished the novel .
Queer Movie Database-QMDB is a website funded by OutRight and followed by IRQO. This website is a good resource to introduce LGBT theme movies to Farsi speaker audiences.
IRQO is a non-profit organization based in Canada. We started off back in 2006 by advocating for LGBT Human Rights and focuced on LGBT Refugee situations on the groud in transit and host countries, but officialy registered the name on 2008.
Long story short,
IRQO has over the years advocated for over a 1000 LGBT Refugees from their first steps fleeing perilous situations, until resettlement in a safe ;
Published 80 issues of CHERAQ, IRQO’s online monthly magazine;
Initiated, negociated, and moderated the very first LGBT related permanent page in Radio Zamaneh, which took the issue into the widest Farsi speaking readership;
Published the first 21 E-books by LGBT writers, residents of Iran through Afra Publications on 2009, created an exicitng cyber presense for the closeted writers and poets during the International Book Festival of Tehran;
Established Gilgamishaan E-publishing House in 2010 in Canada, thus created a strong, and lasting presence of Queer writers, poets, essayists, and translators who wrtoe material in Farsi;
In cooperation with other International LGBT organizations, wrote and resented the first reports and UPRs on Violations of Iranian LGBTI Human Rights to the Human Rights ;
IRQO stopped verifying and advocating new refugee cases, back in 2016, and at present is determined to invest more professionaly in writing, translating, publishing on issues of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity within Iranian culuture; Iranian LGBTI Human Rights within Islamic Republic of Iran legal system and social construct;
IRQO has a new logo, one that’s characterizing more accurately with IRQO’s new path.
View or Download IRQO By-law
IRQO’s goal is constructing a culture via written word within the fields below:
Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
LGBTIQ Human and Civil Rights, and Responcibilites
Lack and/or violations of said rights within Islamic Republic of Iran’s social and cultural
laws and regualtions; impact of these conditions on LGBTIQ life
Decriminalization of Homosexuality in Iran
Civil rights and responsibilities
Queer theory and literature in Farsi
LGBTI literature in Farsi, and in English