Shirin Ebadi, Mahnaz Afkhami Honored in London Ceremony

Author : Nazanine Nouri, Kayhan Life

Mahnaz Afkhami was honored alongside Shirin Ebadi at the Royal United Services Institute in London for her lifelong work to promote women’s human rights. The event was hosted by Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security and featured a panel discussion on human rights in Iran.

“Mahnaz Afkhami offered insight into the challenges she and her colleagues faced passing women’s rights-focused legislation in Iran, and offered her advice on how to approach human rights campaigns, telling guests, ‘We know that playing the role of victim doesn’t help… we need to get out there and get what we need.’”