Human Rights

The Taslimi Foundation is dedicated to promoting the rights and obligations enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and accompanying Covenants. Pursuant to these instruments, the Foundation focuses its activities on increasing access to education, creating spaces for the exchange of ideas and free expression, promoting programs that recognize all human dignity and nobility, and encouraging the protection of all minorities’ social, civil, and economic rights.


Some of these programs include:

  • Advancing the Rights of Minorities

The Foundation is committed to promoting the rights of minorities, in particular where these rights are systematically violated by authoritarian governments. Among other endeavors, projects are underway to create an oral history of the persecution of Baha’is in Iran, the largest non-Muslim religious minority in that country, who are considered to have been exposed to the longest and most extensive, systematic government-sponsored violation of human rights in Iran’s modern history.