Nazanin Afshin-Jam, Persian Activist Model
Album 1. Beauty Queen Model
March 8, 2014
Album 1. Beauty Queen Model
Album 2. Political Activist Singer
Nazanin Afshin-Jam is an Iranian Canadian model, actress, musician, singer, songwriter, public speaker, author and human rights activist. Nazanin was born in Tehran, Iran. In 1979 at IRI, her father had been incarcerated and tortured by the IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps) and was scheduled for execution as a political prisoner. The family was faced with no other choice but to escape Iran. Nazanin and her family were forced to leave their home and all their earthly possessions in Iran and leave for the freedom. They escaped to Europe.
On 1981, Nazanin and her family had migrated to Canada. Since the early ages, Nazanin would escape to the music to soothen her wounded soul. As a teen, Nazanin educated herself about the global and political issues.
As a beauty pageant contestant, Nazanin is a former Miss Canada (2003) and 1st runner up Miss World.
Nazanin has a bachelor degree in International Relations and political science from the University of British Columbia and a master degree in International Diplomacy from the Norwich University. She also had studies at the L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques (Paris, France) and the Queen’s University, International Study Center at Herstmonceux Castle (England, UK). As a student, she supported herself by modeling and acting. She also had worked as a youth educator with the Red Cross, teaching various subjects such as Children affected by War, the Poverty-Disease Cycle and the Natural Disasters.
Nazanin was also a “first warrant officer” rank with the Royal Canadian Air Cadets. She is a skilled pilot, flying aircraft and gliders.
Nazanin is politically active and had conducted campaigns to seize child executions in Iran. She is a humanitarian and a women’s rights activist; as a human rights activist she is the president and the co-founder of the “Stop Child Executions” organization.
In 2007, Nazanin had released a meaningful fusion music album (Someday). This album is all about love, humanity and hope. Hits such as “Someday” and “I Dance 4 U” are included in this album.
As a humanitarian and a political activist, Nazanin had helped the victims of the tsunami in India and Sri Lanka. She had raised funds for the earthquake victims of Bam, Kerman in Iran. She aided the patients in Ethiopia, humanitarian causes in China, and campaigned for the Middle Eastern women's rights. For her hard efforts to save a young Iranian girl (Nazanin Fatehi) from execution (for defending herself against rape) and bringing the international attention to this humanitarian cause, she had received the "Hero for Human Rights" Award from the Artists for Human Rights / Youth for Human Rights International at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Nazanin Fatehi was sentenced to hang in Iran for stabbing one of the 3 men who tried to rape her and her niece in Karaj on 2005. Nazanin Afshin-Jam was a major factor who saved her life by conducting a global petition, releasing a song, and raising the bail money online.
In 2008, Nazanin Afshin-Jam was appointed by the Canadian Prime Minister’s Office to the Board of Directors of the “Canadian Race Relations Foundation”. In 2012, "The Tale of Two Nazanins" book was published, a book authored by Nazanin Afshin-Jam and Susan McClelland.
Nazanin Afshin-Jam had participated in many political rallies as the speaker and a protestor.
Nazanin Afshin-Jam participated together with 8 other women's rights activists in the “Honor
Diaries” documentary film which explored the issues of gender-based violence in the Muslim societies.
Nazanin is the wife of Canada's Minister of Justice, Peter MacKay.
Nazanin’s hobbies are flying planes, sailing, public speaking, reading, dancing and political activism. Nazanin speaks Persian, English and French languages.
Nazanin Afshin Jam Site
Nazanin Afshin-Jam Facebook
Nazanin has been receiving various hate mails from the Islamic fundamentalists and also supporting love mails from the Iranian youth. Nazanin is a positive role model for the Iranian young ladies. IPC supports Nazanin Afshin-Jam as a progressive, constructive and a proud Persian woman. Enjoy the album:
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