Events

Events

Mahnaz Afkhami is frequently engaged as a speaker on a range of topics, including human rights, participatory leadership, women and peace, women’s political participation, the global women’s movements, and the fight for women’s rights in Iran.

Gender, Families, and Climate Justice Panel and Discussion at SAIS

Date: November 5th, 2019 Time: 4:00- 6:00pm Location: Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, Kenney-Herter Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington D.C, 20036 Description: Climate justice needs women’s voices, experience, and leadership. Women’s Learning Partnership is bringing together thought-leaders on climate justice and women’s rights to discuss the role of women and youth in …


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2019 International Trailblazer Award, Celebrating Iranian Women’s Leadership

Time: 6:00 PM Location: Royal United Service Institute, London, UK Description: “As Iran’s regime continues to provoke international debate, the country is going through one of the darkest moments in history with respect to human rights and, in particular, women’s rights. This event showcased the long tradition of Iranian women’s leadership and the diversity of …


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Feminist Climate Forum

Time: 1:15 PM Location: Livestream, New York City Description: The existential urgency of climate change and its impact on human survival requires mutual learning and global action. Women are most affected by environmental destruction and are best situated to provide solutions, yet least involved in decision-making. At this convening, Women’s Learning Partnership and the American University …


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Women Deliver 2019 Conference

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre East, 999 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1, Canada Room 110  Description: Women Deliver is the world’s largest conference on gender equality and the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and women. The conference incorporates keynote speeches, social enterprise pitches, workshops and fill festivals, among other interactive events. Notable speakers for …


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Family Advocacy, Family Law and Violence Against Women

Time: 5:00 pm Location: Bioethics Library at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. Description: Mahnaz Afhkami will present introductory remarks at the launch of WLP’s newest publication, Feminist Advocacy, Family Law and Violence against Women: International Perspectives. On November 1, 2018, in conjunction with the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security (GIWPS), leading women’s rights advocates …


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16th Annual Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) Conference 2018 

Time: 8:30-5:30pm  Location: Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles, CA 90071  Description: Mahnaz Afkahmi will be honored with the Shirzan Award for life-long leadership and community involvement at this year’s Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) Conference. The IAWF is a non-profit organization providing networking, leadership, and mentorship services to women of Iranian descent across …


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The Commission on the Status of Women 62 (CSW62)

Location: United Nations, 777 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017  Description: Every year, the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meets at the UN Headquarters in New York, joined by government and civil society representatives from around the world. The priority theme of CSW62 is the challenges and opportunities in achieving gender …


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Rutgers Global Feminist Journeys Conference

Location: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ  Description: The Rutgers Global Feminist Journeys Conference is a small international strategic consultation that will take place at the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University. CWGL is holding this conversation as part of a project tentatively titled Global Feminist Journeys: Stories of a Generation of Women’s …


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Election 2016 and the Global Women’s Movement

Location: Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center, 130 East Randolph Street, Chicago, IL 60601 Description: In recent years the US government has incorporated gender equality as a metric of policy development and program investment of its domestic and foreign policies. Yet despite many indicators of progress for women and girls everywhere more work remains, …


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Consultation Day: Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 59)

Location: 777 United Nations Plaza, 1st Floor, New York, New York 10017  Description: For the 30,000 non-governmental representatives attending the Fourth World Conference on Women in 1995, as well as for the many who could not, the meeting was a glorious achievement. The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPfA) was the “can do” result …


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