The advisory board of Arseh Sevom helps the organization by providing expertise, advice, and assistance. We depend on their experience and guidance for our activities and strategy.
Peter is a software and interaction architect who has spent much of the last ten years working for a number of NGOs, helping them use technology to become more effective in their work. Most notable is Iraq Body Count, which he’s been working for since 2003, shortly after the start of the Iraq War. He designs and builds bespoke software systems to increase organization capabilities as well as advising on security. Outside the NGO arena he has worked in Silicon Valley as an interaction design consultant, and in the UK at BT’s research labs and for S&P as a software engineer. These days he runs his own consultancy, SurfaceEffect Ltd, whose clients are almost exclusively charities or NGOs.
He was born in Tehran in 20/11/1981. He left Iran in 2002. In Sweden he worked for the Iranian Federation in Sweden (4 years in Gothenburg and 2 years in Stockholm). Since 2012 he moved in London. Kamyar has a long background of working with Iranian association in Sweden and around EU, he also worked as a Web Designer. He writes articles for Iranian website like Rahedigar (weekly articles), Tehran review and Jaras. He is currently working as the TV producer in Raha TV and has a long politic activity in Sweden and England.
Tahirih Danesh is an independent consultant working on human rights research, policy and education. Tahirih’s work is focused on the investigation of allegations of serious violations of human rights and international criminal law against minorities based on religion, ethnicity, gender or age; monitoring hate-based propaganda through Iranian media, and promotion of public awareness of issues concerning democracy and human rights in Iran.
She is the Founder and Chief Editor of Iran Human Rights Review (ihrr.org), a Marquis Who’s Who in the World biography, and has worked as a consultant with a number of organizations including the Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation, the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, Voice of America Persian News Network, Justice for Iran, Small Media, Article 19, Women Living Under Muslim Law and Foreign Policy Centre in London, the Muslim Women’s Research and Action Forum, and the Consortium of Humanitarian Agencies in Colombo.
She serves on several boards and advisory boards, including the Borani Foundation and the National Alliance of Women’s Organizations. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University and its Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research.
Mostafa Khosravi is a journalist based in Italy. He is a political analyst in Persian media such as BBC Persian service. He was a student activist and member of The Office for Strengthening Unity scenes 2003-2006. He was arrested in 2003 and sentenced to 4 years in prison. After he finished his study in field of Ceramic Engineering in The Iran University of Science and Technology in Tehran he continued to his activity and became a member of The Alumni Organization of Iran (Consolidation of Unity) in 2007. During the presidential election in 2009 he was member of Mehdi Karubi’s campaign.
Maryam Pasha is the Network and Innovation Manager at the Migrants’ Rights Network. Maryam engages in training and advocacy with overworked, understaffed NGOs, helping them make their voices heard more effectively. She is a founder of Young Professionals in Human Rights and a member of United4Iran-London.
Maryam is also the coordinator of the TedX East End conference: Society without Borders.