Our Mission is to catalyze advancements in Muslim women's rights through sports and media.

    
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    SHIRZANAN is a media and advocacy organization working to expand access to sport for Muslim women and girls worldwide. Team Shirzanan Athlete Ambassadors promote female sports participation as a fundamental right leading to greater independence and gender equality. [Photo: Ken Sherman]

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    SHIRZANAN is pronounced SHEER'zah-non and means "female heroes" in Persian. We challenge stereotypes, promote Muslim female athletes as role models, integrate them with each other and the international sports community, and develop cross-cultural understanding. [Photo: Tess Ross]

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    SHIRZANAN amplifies the voices of Muslim females through articles, journalism and advocacy workshops, networking and mentoring. Afghan footballer Hajar Abulfazil and first Saudi woman to climb Everest, Raha Moharrak, are two of our Team Shirzanan Athlete Ambassadors.

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    SHIRZANAN published a pilot magazine in 2015 but is now strictly digital. We're building a multimedia hub for journalists and athletes to collaborate and share positive, powerful narratives about Muslim females. [Photo: ​U.S. Dept. of State in cooperation with University of Tennessee Center for Sport, Peace, & Society. Photographer: Allison Davis]

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    The Olympic Charter states that SPORT is a human right. Please help us support Muslim female athletes using sport and its benefits to inspire and empower women and girls around the world. [Photo: Vanessa Bucher]

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    SHIRZANAN is a media and advocacy organization for and about Muslim females in sport.

    SHEER'zah-non means "female heroes" in Persian.

     

    Our mission is to advance Muslim women’s rights through sports and media.

     

    Our vision is access to sports for all Muslim girls and women worldwide.

    Through mentoring, training and media, we support Muslim female athletes as they inspire and empower their communities through sports.

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      We encourage JOURNALISTS and MUSLIM FEMALE ATHLETES
      to send story ideas and contact information for our database.
      Write to ava@shirzanan.org.

      All other inquiries, write to info@shirzanan.org.

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