Face to Face with Mahnaz Afkhami

Author : Mehdi Falahati, Voice of America (Persian)

Voice of America’s “Rou dar Rou” (Face-to-Face) features Mahnaz Afkhami who sheds light on different periods of her life in Iran and the United States, beginning from when she was a university professor who founded the Association of University Women to the time she served as Secretary General of the Women’s Organization of Iran and Minister for Women’s Affairs. “Women should be present at all levels of decision makings to become empowered,” says Afkhami, “Being present at a table where decisions are made — even if you are alone, even if it requires a lot of efforts to make your voice heard — is very important.”