In the News

In the News

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

A Night to Celebrate Courageous Refugees and Migrants

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) There are those who have gone above and beyond in their service to refugees and migrants. The Walk of Courage Award Gala is an opportunity to celebrate those dedicated individuals. We come together to recognize Mahnaz Afkhami and the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Senft for their

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Tavaana Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami (In Persian)

View the interview مهناز افخمی متولد ۱۳۱۹، دومین زن در ایران است که به مقام وزارت رسید. در دوران پیش از انقلاب، مهناز افخمی هنگام تدریس در دانشگاه ملی، «جمعیت دختران دانشجوی ایران» را بنیان نهاد و چندی بعد به مقام دبیر‌کلی «سازمان زنان ایران»  رسید. او در سال ۱۳۵۵ به

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Women and Girls Rising Conference: Afkhami to Speak on the Importance of Global Conferences on Realzing Women’s Human Rights

Roosevelt Institute (Headshot photo credit Sadik Alfraji) On September 11, Mahnaz Afkhami spoke at the Women and Girls Rising: Historical Reflections & Future Prospects Conference. The Conference took take place September 11-12, 2014. Panel Two: How Global Conferences Have Mattered to Realizing Women’s Human Rights Mahnaz Afkhami, Former Minister of

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America Abroad: Women’s Rights After the Arab Spring

American Abroad Media Listen to the Interview The revolutions that swept across the Middle East in 2011, known as “The Arab Spring,” promised greater freedoms for many in the region, including women. While there have been some advances in women’s rights, the promise in many cases has not been realized.

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Mauritania – Slow But Steady Walk to Democracy

The Sierra Leone Telegraph  Abdul Rashid Thomas There are a few countries in Africa that make it into the world news headlines, once every blue moon. And when they do, it is not usually a happy story, and Mauritania is one of those countries. Very little news comes out of

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