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In the News

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

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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VOA Persian Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami on Marzieh Afkham (In Persian)

Author : Voice of America Persian

Voice of America Persian View the interview. Mahnaz Afkhami was interviewed by Gity Arian of Voice of America Persian on November 9, 2015 to speak about Marzieh Afkham, the first female ambassador to be appointed in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.    


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A Night to Celebrate Courageous Refugees and Migrants

Author : Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service

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 commitment to walking alongside and raising the voices of migrants …


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Tavaana Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami (In Persian)

Author : Tavaana

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 عنوان «وزیر مشاور در امور زنان» …


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

Author : 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 State for Women’s Affairs in Iran before …


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America Abroad: Women’s Rights After the Arab Spring

Author : 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. In the February 2014 America Abroad show, “Women’s …


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Mauritania – Slow But Steady Walk to Democracy

Author : Abdul Rashid Thomas, The Sierra Leone Telegraph

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 Mauritania, but, according to Kaci Racelma, reporting for the UN’s Africa Renewal …


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