New year greetings for the Norouz Fest 2020


Once again this year, the chairwoman of the IWP Hourvash Pourkian welcomes the Persian New Year celebrations.

Especially in these difficult times, she wishes everyone peace and health.


On Saturday, March 20, 2021 at 10:37:27 am, the Iranian New Year celebrates, which is also the beginning of spring.

Happy Norouzfest to all my Iranian, Afghan, Tajik, Kurdish and Turkish friends. Actually to all 300,000,000 people

who celebrate this festival.


I wish all of us peace and freedom for our countries and people. Light always triumphs over darkness.

As always you will find a version in German and one in Farsi.


Demonstration on International Women's Day, March 8, 2021

Our demo on International Women's Day on March 8th, 2021 was a complete success. On International Women's Day we held a meeting in front of the IZH under the motto “Women's rights instead of Sharia injustice”, “An end to violence against women in the name of Islam and its tradition” with our supportive associations such as Secular Islam Hamburg, Kurdish Community Germany e.V. and TERRE DES FEMMES city group Hamburg demonstrates. Over 100 people took part in the demonstration in the afternoon.


Find more information in our section Events.


Hourvash Pourkian


Yalda (winter Solstice) & Christmas greetings

The Chairwoman of IWP Hourvash Pourkian wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a relaxed and happy start to the New Year 2021.


As always, bilingual in German and Farsi.

Celebration of German unity and demonstration for the day of the open mosque

My fellow campaigners and I successfully set an example in front of the Hamburg Blue Mosque, on the Day of German Unity and on the Day of the Open Mosque, against the Islamic Center and the Blue Mosque on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020.


We have documented our celebration of German unity and our demonstration for you and prepared a press review. Under the heading Press and Events you will find a large number of press articles, videos and PDFs of the speeches held.

Demonstration on the day of the open mosque

My fellow campaigners and I as German exiled Iranians will demonstrate on Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 from 12:00 to 16:00 in front of the Hamburg Blue Mosque, Schöne Aussicht 36, 22085 HH for the Open Mosque Day. We look forward to your participation in the demo and your solidarity.

Your Hourvash Pourkian


flyer in german language only!

New year greetings for the Norouz Fest 2020

This year, too, the Chairman of the Board of IWP Hourvash Pourkian warmly greets the Persian New Year celebrations. Especially in these difficult times, she wishes everyone peace and health.



As always you will find a version in German and one in Farsi


Protests in front of the Hamburg mosque & statement by Hourvash Pourkian

On the occasion of the events of last week, we were of course on the road again and organized a demonstration against the Iranian mullah regime.

The protest took place in front of the Hamburg Imam Ali mosque. the porter of the mosque is being observed by the Hamburg Office for the Protection of the Constitution and at that time had organized a funeral for Soleimani.

We wanted to stand up against this and show that the majority of Iranians are against the mullah regime!

And we succeeded - because after the protest, many media reported from us!


Here you can find the corresponding SPIEGEL report here, including a statement by the chairman of the IWP, Ms. Hourvash Pourkian!

Yalda & Christmas greetings

The Chairwoman of IWP Hourvash Pourkian wishes everyone a Merry and Merry Christmas and a relaxed and happy start to the New Year 2020.


As always, bilingual in German and Farsi.

Protests against the mullah regime!

The fight against the protests in Iran has reached a new level of escalation: In order to stop the demonstrators, not only is the entire Internet paralyzed, but a real massacre is carried out!


More than 1,000 demonstrators have already been killed by the regime. Including numerous students and young people. This has to be stopped! That is why we started a big demolition in downtown Hamburg last Saturday, November 23rd, 2019.


This is how we show our solidarity with the Iranian people!


Thanks to all who have supported us!

Video Demonstration Hamburger Innenstadt 23.11.2019
Video only in german language available.
MP3 Audio Datei 51.8 MB

CSD Hamburg 2019!

This year we were again at the CSD Hamburg and enjoyed it very much!



Numerous activists are marching through downtown Hamburg and have drawn attention to the dire situation for homosexual people in Iran.


Because in Iran, homosexuality is a "crime" and people are executed for it. We want to fight against that!


Of course, our march also stood in the sense of general equality for homosexuals around the world.


We received a lot of positive feedback and a lot of enthusiasm.


We were mentioned in the Hamburg-Journal and even the Iranian television "Manoto in London" showed our intragram video!


We are very happy about the great attention and this motivates us to keep going!

The most beautiful pictures of the CSD 2019 in Hamburg:


Iran-Conference on June 14, 2019

In cooperation with the State Center for Political Education Hamburg and the Patriotic Society, an Iran conference was launched!

 Few Impressions:

 find here  the official video, as well as more information about the event!


The Migrants March 2019 was a complete success!

Numerous women with and without a migration background have joined us and marched with us. We are proud to have reached so many people with our cause and it gives us courage to keep going!


Even the Hamburger Abendblatt wrote about us.


Here is a little glimpse into the day:

Particularly moving was the performance of a Persian poem by Nilufar Ghoreishi:


The most beautiful pictures from the Migrants March 2019

Our route



3:00 p.m.  Gänsemarkt - opening


4:00 p.m.  rally on the Rathausmarkt


4:20 p.m.  Protest march: Mönckebergstraße - Steintorwall - Glockengießerwall - Ballindamm - Jungfernstieg


5.30 p.m. Closing rally on Jungfernstieg


VIDeoAdvertising for the Migrant march 2019

Video © Sommerfilms, Rebecca Sommer in German langugage


Hamburg, Friday, March 8th, 2019 | 3 p.m. | Start: Gänsemarkt

Protest march: Migrant women demonstrate in Hamburg against the oppression of women and girls

Our motto: "Equal, self-determined, free" for the rights of women

We support the petition "DEn kopf frei haben"

"The veiling of girls of all ages - a growing phenomenon in many schools and even kindergartens - represents discrimination and sexualization of minors.


That is why TERRE DES FEMMES e.V. ( registered association)

demands a legal ban on the so-called “children's headscarf” in public spaces, especially in educational institutions, for all underage girls. We want girls to grow up without a headscarf and without full veils - here and elsewhere. " 

Migrant women march for International Women's Day 2019

Am Freitag, 08. März 2019 - 15:00 Uhr Treffpunkt Gänsemarkt

"Iranian Human Rights Initiative" at the CSD

The Iranian women from IWP have joined forces with other people from Iran who are living in exile in Hamburg as

" Iranian Human Rights Initiative ".

Together they demonstrated on Christopher Street Day on August 4th in Hamburg against the execution of homosexuals in Iran.


The group also wanted to draw attention to further human rights violations and the repression in Iran!

You can find more about the demands and our photos here.

With so many participants and spectators, the parade was a complete success!


The message was also very well received, the demand against the Iranian regime made it into the MOPO!

EMMA reports on Pourkian's youth in Iran

The new issue of EMMA (german feminist magazine) published an article about Pourkian's commitment and her youth in Iran.

click below!

New year greetings for the Norouz Fest 2019

The chairwoman of IWP Hourvash Pourkian greets the Persian New Year Norouz and wishes all people joy, peace and above all health.

As always you will find a version in German and one in Farsi.



Anti-hijab campaign in Iran: support from Germany

Iran Journal reports on the resolution of "Women in Science and Technology" 

The 44th FiNuT meeting calls for support for the human rights movement of Iranian women and "calling for the abolition of all forms of discrimination [...]".   here to read

Animated film "Living Equally in Germany"

Terre des Femmes has published a great explanatory film on the subject of equality in Germany, in which domestic violence, sexual harassment and other forms of violence against women are discussed.


It is also available in Arabic and English !

Humanity rally - A rejection of violence in Iran

For you it means time, in Iran the greatest good - your own life.


Gather and demonstrate:

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Gerhart-Hauptmann-Platz!


Thousands of demonstrators have been arrested and dozens have been threatened by armed militias. The only offense was their peaceful participation - their basic democratic right to stand up for their interests and those of their country.


Our demands are: a democratic and non-violent Iranian state, where religion becomes a private matter and equality is lived.


The change in the goal of regional power

to a regional role model.


Share this call to enable a life of peace and democratic politics.

We call for a demonstration on Saturday!


Place of action: Gerhardt-Hauptmann-Platz, Hamburg

Time: Saturday, April 21. from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


organized by the Society for the Support of the Iranian Freedom Movement in Hamburg



Special Event for Women in the Chamber of Commerce in Hamburg

On March 6th, we had a promotion stand at "Frauen im Blick" in the Chamber of Commerce.

Social Media

All information about our events, as well as interesting articles on the topic of women's rights, can also be found on our Facebook page.




And on Instagram.