About Berim

Berim means 'let’s go' in farsi. Our mission is to unlock the potential of Iranian social entrepreneurs to create the Iran they want to see.  

We work with artists, social innovators and thought leaders in Iran to help remove obstacles that stop their messages and initiatives being amplified. We then connect these social entrepreneurs with experts and everyday citizens around the world so that they can exchange stories, insights, knowledge and resources to help improve their work. We also help provide pathways for everyday Iranians to share their stories so that we can all be more aware of the realities of contemporary Iran.

We believe that military conflict makes social innovation harder. That’s why we run campaigns to empower people around the world to understand and engage in foreign policy options towards Iran that avoid war and encourage discussions and debates. Our members support solutions that promote diplomacy and they hold their elected official to to account when they advocate for needless aggression and war.

We are a non-partisan movement.  We aren’t affiliated with any political party in Iran or around the world.

We believe:

  • That people in Iran and around the world should be able to elect who they want to represent them and shape their own government.

  • The Iranian government and any government that violates the human rights of its citizens should be held to account for those actions.

  • We believe that state sponsored violence, be that economic or military leads to unnecessary suffering and creates a world that is less safe for all of us.

  • A movement of the people, should be funded by the people.  That's why we don't accept funding from the United States State Department - or any government.  

  • In nonviolent movements that spark innovation, greater inclusivity and justice.

  • That given the opportunity and space for understanding, people will gravitate towards common ground.

 

 

 

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