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Mahnaz Afkhami has been featured in the news in print media, social media, and on television and radio.

Speak Up on Three Australian Detainees, Iranian Activist Tells Morrison

Author : Richard Ferguson, The Australian

A leading Iranian dissident and Nobel Peace Prize winner has ­labelled Scott Morrison’s decision not to comment publicly about three Australians detained in Iran a “big mistake.” Shirin Ebadi was Iran’s first ­female judge and won the 2003 Nobel prize for fighting for women’s rights in her home country, but was forced into exile in …


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Shirin Ebadi, Mahnaz Afkhami Honored in London Ceremony

Author : Nazanine Nouri, Kayhan Life

Five Iranian women — Shirin Ebadi, Mahnaz Afkhami, Shadi Sadr, Pooneh Ghoddoosi, and Leila Alikarami — were honored in a ceremony on October 1 at The Royal United Services Institute in London. “Iranian Women’s Leadership” was a joint invitation by Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security; Nazenin …


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Iran und Saudi-Arabien

Author : Behrouz Khosrozadeh, Telepolis

Menschenrechte und regionales Verhalten. Grundlagen und Kommentar Dieser Beitrag beleuchtet die massiven Menschenrechtsverletzungen im sunnitischen Königreich Saudi-Arabien und im schiitischen Reich der Ayatollahs im Iran. Ferner wird zum Schluss das außenpolitische Verhalten der beiden Schlüsselakteure der Region daraufhin überprüft, inwieweit sie für die Destabilisierung des Nahen Ostens verantwortlich sind. Dieser Artikel beruht auf handfesten Fakten …


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PAAIA’s 2019 Civic Engagement Forum: An Empowering and Successful First

Author : The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)

On June 8th, PAAIA hosted its inaugural Civic Engagement Forum at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).  The event brought together nearly two hundred Iranian Americans from across the country to celebrate the incredible achievements of Iranian American women and empower aspiring leaders to be involved in public service, public advocacy, or …


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چرا شاه قانون اساسی را برای کابینه فرستاد؟ گفت‌وگو با مهناز افخمی

Radio Farda در چهلمین سالگرد انقلاب بهمن ۵۷، رویدادی که در چهار دهه گذشته زندگی ایرانیان را تحت تأثیر خود قرار داده است، در قالب چهل گفت‌وگو با چهره‌های تاریخ‌ساز یا فعال ایرانی در سال‌های منتهی به انقلاب و پس از آن، روایت آنها را از این رویداد و تأثیرات آن، و نیز چشم‌انداز آنها …


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Iran’s New Crackdown on Women

Author : Dana Goldstein, The Daily Beast

Activists are being exiled, TV newswomen have had their makeup banned, and a propaganda documentary slams feminism. Dana Goldstein on the effort to kill women’s rights once and for all. On December 5 in the central Iranian city of Isfahan, known as a center of art and culture, women’s rights campaigner Hayedeh Tabesh was publicly …


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Security Council Revisits Resolution on Women, Peace and Security

Author : Bissera Kostova and Sandra Guy, United Nations Radio

Women: a weekly 14-minute news magazine that looks at issues affecting women around the world. As every year since 2000, when it adopted its historic resolution 1325, calling for women’s participation in peace negotiations and post-conflict recovery, the UN Security Council once again revisited this issue in October. As Ines Alberdi, the head of UNIFEM …


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Highlights from the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations

Author : United Nations Association of the National Capital Area

On Wednesday March 30, 2016, the Alliance for Peacebuilding Women and Peacebuilding Affinity Group, National Capital Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women and UNA-NCA hosted a panel on the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that took place in March 2016 at the United Nations in New York. …


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1818 Society Bulletin– Gender and Development

Author : The World Bank

As September ushered in the new 2030 Sustainable Development Goals—one of the goals being dedicated to Gender Equality, and nearly every other goal addressing gender issues within its domain—the focus of the Chapter’s quarterly meeting was to review the progression and progress of international conventions on the status of women. At our Chapter meeting on …


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