Manda Zand Ervin is an Iranian writer, thinker and human rights activist born in the province of Lorestan, Iran. She is a member of the Zand tribe.
Manda held offices in several Iranian Government ministries in Iran prior to the overthrow of the Shah by Ayatollah Khomeini. After the revolution she fled to Europe along with other influential intellectuals. She is currently based in Maryland in the United States where she founded and heads the Alliance of Iranian Women which works with the Iranian women inside Iran, helping them to establish the foundation of a civil society and women’s organization and tries to bringing to the attention of the western governments, media and human rights and women’s organizations, the plight of the women and children of Iran.