The Struggle for Human Rights and Democracy in 2015
November 12, 2015
This month, the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundations’ (ABF) co-founders, Roya and Ladan Boroumand, each delivered a high profile speech on democracy and human rights. Roya Boroumand spoke at a briefing in the United States House of Representatives and Ladan Boroumand spoke at a global meeting of the World Movement for Democracy on the promotion of democracy in the 21st century. Both speeches called on the international community to be vigilant and defend universal rights and the United Nations’ human rights mechanisms as a matter of principle, but also for pragmatic reasons.