Security Council Revisits Resolution on Women, Peace and Security

Author : Bissera Kostova and Sandra Guy, United Nations Radio

Women: a weekly 14-minute news magazine that looks at issues affecting women around the world. As every year since 2000, when it adopted its historic resolution 1325, calling for women’s participation in peace negotiations and post-conflict recovery, the UN Security Council once again revisited this issue in October. As Ines Alberdi, the head of UNIFEM…

Women’s Human Rights: From Global Declarations to Local Implementation

Author : Mahnaz Afkhami, Routledge

Introduction Since the adoption of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948, the effect of international conferences, laws, resolutions, and consequent documents on rights on the struggle for women’s human rights at regional, national, and local levels has been a matter of debate and controversy. In my view, they have been and…

Highlights from the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations

Author : United Nations Association of the National Capital Area

On Wednesday March 30, 2016, the Alliance for Peacebuilding Women and Peacebuilding Affinity Group, National Capital Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women and UNA-NCA hosted a panel on the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that took place in March 2016 at the United Nations in New York.…

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…

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»…

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…

WFPG Series "Beyond the Headlines," Highlights of the 2014 Meeting on Commission on the Status of Women

WFPG Series "Beyond the Headlines," Highlights of the 2014 Meeting on Commission on the Status of Women

Author : Women's Foreign Policy Group

On March 31, 2014, Mahnaz Afkhami, president and founder of Women’s Learning Partnership, briefed WFPG on the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which was held in New York earlier this month. This year’s meeting focused on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls. In addition…

Vibrant Networking Keeps the Door Open for Arab Women

Vibrant Networking Keeps the Door Open for Arab Women

Author : Barbara Crosette, Passblue

(Street protestors in Cairo as part of the Operation Anti-Sexual Harassment movement in February 2013. Egyptian women have the most to lose or gain in the country’s emerging political order. SALLY ZOHNEY) Throughout the media coverage in recent months of the tumultuous events in Egypt, little attention has been paid to Egyptian women, who may…