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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.

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The United States Stands by Women in Iran (in Persian)

Author : Voice of America (Persian)

This article, which focuses on Iranian women’s One Million Signature Campaign launched in 2006, quotes Mahnaz Afkhami as saying “this popular campaign at the very least educates people and prepares the ground for a public consensus, and at the very most leads to codifying egalitarian laws for women.”


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VOA Roundtable: Discriminatory Laws against Women in Iran (in Persian)

Author : Voice of America (Persian)

Following a violent crackdown of women’s peaceful protests in Tehran, VOA Persian aired a program on discriminatory laws against women under the Islamic Republic regime, including a Q and A with callers from all over the world with Mahnaz Afkhami as its guest. Afkhami pointed out that Iranian women had never faced such violence or danger when fighting for their rights in the past 100 years. “What women demand is actually in complete contradiction with the basis on which legislation is currently done in Iran,” she noted. 


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An interview with Mahnaz Afkhami on the occasion of International Women’s Day

Author : Voice of America (Persian)

Mahnaz Afkhami participated in this live show to discuss the significance of the 8th of March as a day of solidarity among women. The audience shared their questions and comments in that regard with Afkhami.


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Betty Friedan, Mahnaz Afkhami and Iran (In Persian)

Author : Voice of America (Persian)

Following the passing of Betty Friedan, Mahnaz Afkhami reflects upon the activities of this women’s rights activist. She also speaks about Friedan’s visit to Iran in 1974 as well as working with her in the United States. 


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