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.
World NGO Day Forum View full program Interview with Mahnaz Afkhami Mahnaz Afkhami, a World NGO Day Goodwill Ambassador, speaks at the World NGO Day Forum February 27 and 28 in Helsinki, Finland. WLP World NGO Day Goodwill message for 2014: “In today’s world, science and technology offer endless possibilities, but cannot alone meet humankind’s most pressing challenges. Governments are supposed to serve the people, but may or may not act according to the people’s will. NGOs, however, empower people to demand respect for individual rights, equality, democracy, development, and peace. The strength and solidarity of NGOs across the world will lead to a better future for all.”