Farzaneh Jalali is a Kurdish civil and women's rights activist. She graduated from Tehran University with a degree in anthropology and was a member of the Islamic Students’ Association. She was also editor of the Tehran University morning newspaper. Despite achieving high marks in the exams for her master’s degree in 2011, due to her civil and political activism, Farzaneh Jalali was not permitted to continue her studies. In the past few years, Farzaneh Jalali joined several women and children’s rights groups.