Former Miss Canada, Miss World runner-up and Pop singer Nazanin Afshin-Jam will be receiving the "Hero Award for Human Rights" and delivering a speech this Friday August 25th at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The award to be presented to Nazanin by Anne Archer and Jenna Elfman will be followed by Artists for Human Rights Concert, an outdoor event open to public in Union Square Park (14th & Broadway) from 7pm to 9pm. Admission is free and all are welcome.
Ms. Afshin-Jam is being recognized by Artists for Human Rights (AFHR) in co-operation with Youth for Human Rights International and the International Foundation for Human Rights and Tolerance for the campaign she initiated to help save the life of 17 year old Nazanin Fatehi in Iran who was sentenced to death by hanging for having defended herself and her 16 year old niece from three men who attempted to rape them. Nazanin Afshin-Jam has managed to collect over 200,000 signatures on the
petition she started 5 months ago. Ms. Afshin-Jam has lobbied and received support from the UN, EU and Canadian Parliament. Ms. Afshin-Jam has appeared on the cover of the Globe and Mail and has been featured on CNN, BBC, CBC and other international news agencies around the globe spreading awareness on the case of Nazanin Fatehi and the plight of women in Iran. She has created www.helpnazanin.com to keep the public up to date with the campaign. She has also dedicated her song "Someday" to her
namesake and the other oppressed youth of Iran.
Nazanin Afshin-Jam encourages everyone who has not yet signed the petition to do so immediately as Nazanin Fatehi's retrial will be next week.
Save Nazanin Campaign: www.helpnazanin.com Nazanin Afshin-Jam's official website www.nazanin.ca
I am proud of her. Nazanin is the brave Gordafarid of our dark days, as all the Givs, Zals, and Rostams have gone.
Thank you Nazanin for your efforts. You truly deserve this prize and more.
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