Upcoming Events

2 december, 2023

Monthly Workshops on Healthy Family Relationships

  • Healthy conflict resolution
  • Healthy boundaries/how to set boundaries/trust
  • Healthy parenting
  • Self care and wellbeing/ mindfulness/emotional awareness
2 december, 2023

Te Tiriti Workshop for Farsi-speakers

Peace Lecturer Training

The IWPG in collaboration with IWIN conducts a training program, ‘Peace Lecturer Training’ (PLT) in order to enable women of Aotearoa to unite, and to learn and practice the spirit of peace.
The purpose of PLT is to empower women in their communities and homes to spread a culture of peace.
As they learn more about living peacefully in their everyday life, women will become shining examples to those around them.
The curriculum consists of 10 lessons with assignments conducted in person at #newlynncommunitycentre
Upon completion of the training, learners will be awarded an IWPG Lecturer Certificate and will be able train up future Peace lecturers.
There will also be Art Workshops for kids who accompany their mum.

Past Events

4 MAY, 2024

Self-esteem and Self-confidence Workshop

Self-esteem and Self-confidence Workshop in Farsi on May 4 from 10 am to 3 pm.
Come join us for an inspiring day at Ellen Melville Centre to boost your self-esteem and self-confidence! This workshop is designed to help you
Discover your inner strength and build a positive self-image.
Learn practical tips and techniques to overcome self-doubt and insecurities.
Gain valuable insights from our experienced coach
Connect with like-minded individuals on a journey of self-discovery.
Don’t miss this opportunity to empower yourself and unlock your full potential!

3 april, 2024


Experience cross-cultural cooking magic as Iranian and Afghan women come together to swap traditions, creating and sharing delightful dishes.

This event is for women only.

25 MARCH, 2024

“Our Story is One” Panel Discussion

The panel discussion will be held along the Art Exhibition “Our Story is One”, and presents reflections from Iranian women in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Come along to enjoy the art work and listen to these wonderful women who will share their perspectives on women’s rights and gender equality as a global phenomenon.

The exhibition features new work by nine artists. They explore the exhibition themes (gender equality, resilience, solidarity, justice and human rights) using painting, barkcloth, print making, tapestry, sculpture and photomontage. The uplifting creations of the artists focus what inspires them, which includes the sacrifices and resilience of their whānau and people (from Iran, the Pacific, Aotearoa), sacred verses, poems and the exhibition themes.

19-30 March, 2024


Iranian Women of New Zealand, the New Zealand Baha’i Office of Public Affairs and the Baha’i community in Auckland have organised an art exhibition called ‘Our Story Is One’ which runs from 19 to 30 March.
The exhibition features new work by nine artists. They explore the exhibition themes (gender equality, resilience, solidarity, justice, human rights) using painting, barkcloth, print making, tapestry, sculpture and photomontage. Their uplifting creations focus on what inspires them – the resilience of their women and communities in Iran, the Pacific, Aotearoa – sacred verses, poems and the exhibition themes.

9 March, 2024

Nowruz Celebration

Please join the Afghan, Iranian, Kurdish and Parsi Zoroastrian communities in New Zealand,
in celebrating the vibrant traditions of Nowruz!
You’re invited to a captivating cultural show and joyous celebration filled with music, dance, and traditional performances. Embrace the spirit of renewal and unity as we mark this special occasion together.
Date: 9th March 2023 Time: 11:00am to 1:00 pm
Location: Panmure Community Hall
(7/13 Pilkington Road, Panmure, Auckland 1072)
The capacity for each community is limited. The Iranian community has about 50 seats at the event. Please reserve your seat before tickets are sold out.
The event is FREE.

24 FEBRUARY, 2024

Meditation Retreat

It was only one night, but what a night 🍀☘️🌿🍃🌲🌳🌱
We stayed at @kawai_purapura retreat for 24 hours. We lived that 24 hours to the fullest. It was a joyful experience of companionship, friendship, and peace.
There was everything needed to have a memorable stay: #meditation , #yoga , pool, spa, delicious #veganfood , movie, singing and dancing.

2 december, 2023

Family Fun Day

Kids Art & Creativity Playgroup

26 october, 2023

Sunday 26 October 11:00 am-1:00 pm at New Lynn Community Centre

The 16 days between 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and 10 December, Human Rights Day, are known as the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign , a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world.

22 october, 2023

Saturday 22 October 2-4 pm at New Lynn Community Centre
Let’s talk about Brest cancer awareness with Azadeh Afifi

  • She is a Brest cancer survivor and advocate
  • benefits of early screening
  • challenges along the way
  • community behavior
  • how can you help
3 September, 2023

Fathers Day Celebration

A print workshop for dads and kids to celebrate #fathersday together. Kid’s art and craft workshop. ♥️♥️♥️

8 AuGust, 2023

Our last collaboration with AKL Museum for the year will feature a documentary screening, photo exhibition, and performances that honour the people’s relentless fight for change and justice. As the anniversary of the #womanlifefreedom revolution looms, this event serves as an opportunity to come together, delve into the profound impact of the movement, and explore the best ways to mobilise for effective change.
Date: Tuesday, 8th August
Location: Auditorium, Level 2
Time: 5:30-6:45 PM

14 May, 2023

Mother’s Day Event

It will be an opportunity for Afghan and Iranian women to come together along with their children to celebrate and reflect on their motherhood experiences.
From the sacrifices they have made to the love they have given their children, women have a profound impact on their societies and the future of their children.
Time: 3:00-5:00 pm
Venue: New Lynn Community Centre

14 april, 2023

Solidarity Workshops for Afghan-Iranian Women

Our second workshop of a series of “Solidarity Workshops for Afghan-Iranian Women” will be held on Friday April 14, 3:00 – 5:00 pm at New Lynn Community Centre.
If you like to join please text us.

26 march, 2023

A New Day Is Coming

As the people of Iran continue to fight for Woman Life Freedom, we come together at Auckland Museum to honour them and the spirit of Nowruz, the symbol of rebirth and new beginnings.
Time: 11:00 am

10 March, 2023

Movie Night

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Venue: Newlynn Community Centre

8 Marh, 2023

A Webinar for International Women’s Day

Power structure, sexual economy and sexism
Guest speaker: Dr. Mohammadreza Sargolzaei
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

28 FEBRUARY, 2023

Movie Night

In collaboration with Voice of Iranians invites you to New Zealand’s premier screening of 752 IS NOT A NUMBER. A special thanks to Auckland Museum and 752 Productions for their support.
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Te Whiwhinga Learning Labs, Level 1
Free entry-Bookings required.

22 February, 2023

A discussion on “Ethics, Civil society Activism, and non-Violent Action”

Guest speaker: Dr. Samira Ghoreishi
Time: 8:30 – 10:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

19 February, 2023

Afghan-Iranian Women’s Solidarity Workshops

We come together to talk, share, and deepen our sisterhood and friendship. We will also learn to bake some traditional Afghan cookies.

29 January, 2023

A workshop on the Role of Play in Children’s Development

This three-hour workshop is suitable for children aged 2 to 5 years accompanied by their parents. Please buy tickets for yourself and your children.

11 DECEMBER, 2022

Fundraising Market

Iranian Women in NZ in collaboration with the Voice of Iranians is organising a fundraising market on Dec 11 at Mt Eden Normal Primary School.
Support the Iranian community by your presence and learn about the women-led revolution in Iran.
You can enjoy a variety of foods, art/craft, music, and dance performances.

27 NOVEMBER, 2022

Panel Discussion on Women’s Activism against Discrimination, Violence, Misogyny, and Patriarchy in Iran, Afghanistan, and New Zealand

November 27th, 10:30 am at Fickling Convention Centre. ‏
To show the beauty of unity within diversity of our society and to raise awareness about various of forms of discrimination against women, we have invited a number of experts to share their experience and knowledge of activism against Misogyny, Patriarchy, Discrimination, Racism, and White Supremacy.

30 OCTOBER, 2022

Women For Women

A commemoration event in honour of Iranian women’s fight for freedom.
Pioneer Women’s Memorial Hall, Auckland CBD.
Oct 30, 3-5 pm.
Our speakers:
– Hon Priyanca Radhakrishnan (Minister for Diversity, Inclusion, and Ethnic Communities
– Golriz Ghahraman (MP Green Party)
_ Kerrin Leoni (Whau Ward Councillor)
_ Dr. Lida Ayoubi (Senior Lecturer of Law at AUT)
_ Danika Revell (Co-founder & CEO of the Period Place)
– Dr. Samira Ghoreishi (Women’s Rights Advocate)

9 OCTOBER, 2022

Woman Life Freedom
Street Art Show

Street art show in solidarity with Iranians around the World.

25 SEPTEMBER, 2022

Commemoration event for Mahsa Amini

On Sunday, September 25, a commemorative program for Mahsa Amini will be held by the IWIN. We will gather for an hour to light a candle for Mahsa Amini and to talk about our position and conditions as Iranian women.

7 august, 2022

Building a safer community
Responding to people with empathy and dignity

a workshop about the role of the community to break the cycle of violence by responding to people with empathy and dignity.

23-25 july, 2022

Iranian Women Art Show

This three-day exhibition showcases Persian art and music. It is an opportunity to introduce the Persian culture through artworks created by Iranian female artists.

25-26 July, 2021

Colours of Persia
Art Show

First Art Show by the Iranian female artists held by the Association for Iranian Women in NZ (IWIN)
This cultural event called ‘Colours of Persia is an opportunity to display the works of art created by Persian female artists. These art pieces have been made by a variety of techniques including acrylic and oil painting, resin art creations, alcohol ink painting, digital illustration, colour pencils, wood marquetry, mixed media, visual storytelling, etc.

29 november, 2020

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Workshop on different forms of violence against women.

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