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…

Trespassing With Fatema

Author : Mahnaz Afkhami, Association for Middle East Women's Studies

Fatema and I began our work together in 1984 as contributors to Robin Morgan’s Sisterhood Is Global: The International Women’s Movement Anthology. She wrote the Morocco chapter and I, Iran’s. We stayed in touch through the Sisterhood Is Global Institute that Robin founded with the seventy writers of the book, but we did not meet…

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…

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…

Challenging the Architecture of Human Relations

Author : Open Democracy

Deniz Kandiyoti: As the driving force behind the Women’s Learning Partnership and Sisterhood is Global, you clearly have confidence in the efficacy of transnational women’s networks in promoting women’s empowerment and human rights. How did you start, and what kept you going? Mahnaz Afkhami: It all began at the 4th UN World Conference on Women…

CNN's Amanpour: Panel Discussion with Activists on Women's Rights in the Middle East

Author : Christiane Amanpour, CNN

Christiane Amapour (CNN Anchor): Tonight, what do the film “The Hurt Locker,” women, and the Iraqi election have in common? Good evening, everyone. I’m Christiane Amanpour, and welcome to the program. It’s International Women’s Day and a big day for women across the globe. The first to ever win an Oscar for best director is Kathryn…