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…

PAAIA's 2019 Civic Engagement Forum: An Empowering and Successful First

Author : The Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)

Mahnaz Afkhami spoke at the inaugural Civic Engagement Forum, hosted by the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA). The forum, which launched PAAIA’s new Civic Engagement Initiative, featured panels on a variety of topics including advocacy, political campaigns, and running for office as an Iranian-American woman. “We heard from inspiring leaders in and outside…

Why did the Shah send the Constitution to the Cabinet? (in Persian)

Author : Radio Farda

In an interview conducted by Radio Farda, Mahnaz Afkhami speaks about her time as the Minister of Women’s Affairs in pre-revolutionary Iran, including the obstacles she faced in addressing women’s issues. Afkhami also corrects the misconception that the Shah was the one and only decision maker for the country, saying his ministers were truly powerful…

Iran's New Crackdown on Women

Author : Dana Goldstein, The Daily Beast

In July, 2017, the Daily Beast covered the uptick in violence against prominent women’s rights activists in Iran. “Mahnaz Afkhami, who served as minister of state for women’s affairs under the pre-revolutionary government of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and now runs the Women’s Learning Project in Bethesda, Maryland, says that in recent months, the Iranian…

1818 Society Bulletin-- Gender and Development

Author : The World Bank 1818 Society

The 1818 Society – an organization of former World Bank Group employees – hosted Mahnaz Afkhami as a guest speaker to discuss the progress of international conventions on the status of women.  “Looking ahead, the overall challenge is to reconstruct our 21st century society. Dr. Afkhami’s vision is that this can be achieved with both…

The First Female Ambassador in the Islamic Republic of Iran

The First Female Ambassador in the Islamic Republic of Iran

Author : Voice of America (Persian)

Ensuing the appointment of Marzieh Afkham as the ambassador to Malaysia — the first female ambassador in post-revolutionary Iran — Voice of America interviewed Mahnaz Afkhami about the significance of this matter. Comparing Afkham with the first female ambassador in Iran’s history, Mehrangiz Dolatshahi, Mahnaz Afkhami noted that Dolatshahi had worked for years in women’s organizations,…