Faces of the day

We need systematic change in the Muslim world

-Nazie Eftekhari


Nazie Eftekhari was born in Iran, and is a board member of the Iranian-American Political Action Committee as well as founder and CEO of The Araz Group. Hear her unique perspective on growing up in Iran, how the 1978 revolution impacted women and what she’s doing to continue to fight for equal rights for any and all oppressed communities.

She is one of a number of human rights activists who joined together to make the Honor Diaries:

  1. Sixteen year old Education activist, Malala Yousafzai who was shot in the head by the Taliban.
  2. Muslim-American human rights activist Raquel Saraswati
  3. Nazanin Afshin-Jam, President of Stop Child Executions
  4. Raheel Raza,  the author of “Their Jihad…Not My Jihad,” professional speaker, President of the Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, and founder of Forum 4 Learning, which promotes learning in the fields of cultural and religious diversity and interfaith harmony.
  5. Manda Zand Ervin, Founder and President of the Alliance of Iranian Women, is an Iranian political refugee working to bring attention to the plight of Iranian women under Islamic Sharia laws.

You can listen to them all but if you only have time for one speaker, make it Malala Yousafzai the 16 year old who was shot in the head by the Taliban.


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  • intelligentes candida diva

    A powerful FOTD today SB :-)

    Nazie a strong articulate woman, I know an Iranian person who fought in the Iran Iraq war and his mother was not forced to wear “….a little bit of cloth….”

    Raheel a consistent hard working woman disguised by her lovely genteel manner.

    Nazanin appreciates the gratitude of freedom and using that for good for the vulnerable.

    Raquel beautiful passionate woman, listening to her I felt compassion I cannot imagine how she must feel as a female Muslim knowing the ongoing horrors Muslim women experience. For me I feel a deep pain & sadness when I read about what happens to Christians in Syria& Iraq.

    Malala, I have listened to this several times and each time brings me to tears. Knowing such intelligence, strength, desire for peace, focus on goodness & wisdom resides in one so young gives me hope for our tomorrows.