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An afternoon with Sydney Peace Prize winner, Nazanin Boniadi

On October 31st the Reichstein Foundation had the privilege of hosting an event with this year’s Sydney Peace Prize winner, Nazanin Boniadi.

Nazanin is a passionate women’s rights activist who has taken time out of her career as a celebrated actress to support the rise of the #WomanLifeFreedom movement in Iran, which erupted following the tragic death in custody of Mahsa Jina Amini in September 2022.

Nazanin spoke to us about the Islamic Republic’s regime of gender apartheid and the ways in which it seeks to oppress women and undermine democracy in Iran. We heard about the inspiring and courageous protestors who are risking their lives in the fight for justice.

Nazanin called on the Australian Government to recognise the Islamic Republic as a terrorist organisation, and to provide safe haven to those who have be forced to flee.

It was an absolute pleasure to meet Nazanin (and her incredible mum!) and learn more about this inspiring women-led social movement that’s shaping history.

Thanks to the Sydney Peace Foundation for the opportunity and for their work to promote peace, justice and human rights around the world.