Women Campaigning for Equality

Author : Pari Esfandiari, Iran Dokht

Pari Esfandiari: Many courageous women throughout time, and of many different regions, have stood up and made their voices heard, both within larger movements and through their own efforts on the behalf of human rights, peace, and freedom. They have shaped and transformed the progress of the global community by working toward the sustainability of…

Voice of Conscience: Impassioned Author Lobbies for Rights of Muslim Women

Author : Marilyn Silverstein, The Jewish Exponent

Mahnaz Afkhami shares a certain sisterhood with the Queen of Hearts in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland — a woman who thought nothing of believing as many as six impossible things before breakfast. “To believe the impossible is possible is the first step in making it so,” said Afkhami, executive director of the Sisterhood Is…

Rethinking Women's Human Rights in the Middle East

Author : Mahnaz Afkhami, Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

I am privileged to speak here today, not only because it is an honor to be on the same forum with such distinguished colleagues, but also because of the issue that is the subject of the discus¬≠sion. This, as I understand, is the first time that women’s human rights have been the subject of plenary…