Golriz Ghahraman is an international human rights lawyer who is also a former refugee from Iran.Â Â She has worked toÂ restore communities after war and human rights atrocities, particularly in empowering women engaged in peace and justice initiatives.Â Â She is standing for NZ parliament on the Green Party list.
Update:Â this was recorded on 28th July 2017, broadcast 3rd August 2017.
“I prosecuted for the UN, but I also defended”.
Defence comments at 10mins, 20mins & 25:05
Standing up to might – don’t take no for an answer.
Bringing down the bad guys.
Each (horrific) situation begins with dehumanising a group
Changing back to language of inclusion.
Sustainable: Environmental and social justice measures are intrinsically linked so we need to sustain humans at the same time that we sustain the environment.
Superpower: Making an argument and being persuasive.
Activist: Yes, activism is the rent that we pay for being on this planet.
Motivation: Justice, Iâ€™m the type of person who gets deeply annoyed by injustice, getting involved and fighting for the justice system.
Challenges: Getting into parliament is a pretty massive challenge for me.
Miracle: On a global scale for me it would be about democracy, about giving that dignity to all global citizens. The only way we can be sustainable is through self determination.
Advice: Please vote, not everyone can.