Shiva Nazar Ahari is an award-winning WHRD, blogger, and journalist from Iran. Despite being imprisoned due to her human rights work on several occasions, Shiva continues her activism in support of women and human rights. Shiva spoke at the FEMENA‘s parallel event at the CSW 65 on March 2021 and discussed the situation of women in Iran and how the political climate and sanctions affect the ability of WHRDs to organize and how they have developed creative strategies to defend their gains and demand their rights.