Feminist Advocacy, Family Law and Violence Against Women: Introduction

Author : Mahnaz Afkhami, Routledge

Early in my tenure as Secretary General at the Women’s Organization of Iran (WOI), I traveled with a small group of women to some forty towns and villages around Iran. We wanted to find out what would be most useful to the women themselves. What were their priorities? What were their most important challenges and…

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

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…

Radio Pooya Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami (In Persian with English transcript)

Radio Pooya Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami (In Persian with English transcript)

Author : Shahrnush Parsipur, Radio Pooya

سرکار خانم افخمی با سپاس از وقتی که به رادیو پویا دادید از طریق لینک زیر میتوانید گفتگویتان را با شهرنوش پارسی پور گوش کنید این برنامه به مدت دوهفته در رادیو پویا پخش خواهد شد. رادیوی ما بیش از 25000 شنونده دارد و بصورت کاملا مستقل براساس کارهای داوطلبانه همکاران ما تهیه میشود هزینه…

Learning Center Conducts Workshops on Empowerment of Women

Author : Voice of America

Most development experts agree that improving the economic and political status of women is key to combating the conditions that give rise to religious extremism, particularly in the Muslim world. But women and girls in Muslim-majority societies often have limited opportunities to develop the leadership skills necessary to take their rightful place in society. Now,…

Promoting Lessons in Leadership for Women

Author : Claude Carroué, World of Education

Sixty years ago her grandmother broke out of traditional gender roles as a working single mother in southern Iran. A generation later, her mother found the courage to leave her wealthy husband, come to the United States, go to work in a cannery to support her children and put herself through school. Not surprisingly, Mahnaz…

Mahnaz Afkhami Interview, Transnational Partners Convening, 2006

Author : Women's Learning Partnership

Mahnaz Afkhami, Founder of WLP, gives an overview of the difficulties of civil organizing, and discusses women’s organizations in the Global South in context of rising authoritarianism, fundamentalism, and instability. Discusses position of women’s organizations with legislation limiting receipt of funds, negative impact on civil society activism when regressive consequences of wars in the name…

Mahnaz Afkhami’s Remarkable Contribution to Women’s Progress

Author : Pari Esfandiari, Iran Dokht

Mahnaz Afkhami’s remarkable contribution to women’s progress This interview is intended for our website viewers and was not conducted for television. In a recent trip to Washington DC, I received an invitation to join Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP)’s partners in their annual meeting. It was a unique experience to spend a week with 19 female…