Mahnaz Afkhami Home About Photo Galleries A A Mahnaz Afkhami Subscribe: Posts Articles Biography Books Book Excerpts Book Reviews Languages Others Persian Swedish Multimedia Audio Videos Press Quotables Mahnaz Afkhami Speaks at Chicago Council on Global Affairs Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Mahnaz Afkhami will speak about the Iranian women's movement and the global women's movement at the event "Election 2016 and the Global Women's Movement" hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs on November 1, 2016. Continue reading... Iran Women's Movement, Movement Building, Political Participation Mahnaz Afkhami Speaks at Alliance for Peacebuilding on CSW60 Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Afkhami spoke at an event co-hosted by by the Alliance for Peacebuilding's Women and Peacebuilding Affinity Group, The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area and The National Capital Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women on highlights from the 60th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women on March 30, 2016. Continue reading... CEDAW, Conferences, Democracy, Human security Mahnaz Afkhami Speaks at The Wilson Center on Global Women’s Movement and Policy Implications Thursday, February 25, 2016 Afkhami spoke at a book event hosted by the Women in Public Service Project at The Wilson Center on February 24, 2015 on the anthology Women and Girls Rising: Progress and Resistance Around the World. She authored the chapter entitled "Women’s Human Rights in Iran: From Global Declarations to Local Implementation". Continue reading... Iran Women's Movement, Movement Building, policy, Women's Human Rights Movement A Personal Remberance of Fatema Mernissi Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Fatema Mernissi, the Moroccan sociologist widely known as a pioneer in Middle Eastern Women’s studies, passed away this week. It is difficult for me to speak of her - a friend, ally, and colleague of over two decades - in the past tense. Continue reading... Morocco, Movement Building, Muslim Women VOA Persian Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami on Marzieh Afkham (In Persian) Monday, November 9, 2015 Mahnaz Afkhami was interviewed by Gity Arian of Voice of America Persian on November 9, 2015 to speak about Marzieh Afkhami, the first female ambassador to be appointed in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Continue reading... Iran, Iran Women's Movement, Women's Human Rights Movement Mahnaz Afkhami Speaks at Gender and Development Chapter of the 1818 Society Wednesday, October 28, 2015 The United Nations has organized four world conferences on women: Mexico City in 1975, Copenhagen in 1980, Nairobi in 1985 and Beijing in 1995, with the latter marking a significant turning point for the global agenda. Mahnaz Afkhami, one of the most active and influential contributors to this agenda since the 1975 Mexico Conference, spoke at The Gender and Development Chapter of the 1818 Society about the state of international conventions on women. Continue reading... CEDAW, Political Participation, Women's Human Rights Movement Beyond Equality: A Manual for Human Rights Defenders Wed, Apr 6, 2016 Afkhami writes in Beyond Equality: A Manual for Human Rights Defenders “Women are now in a position to consider that our demands should evolve along with our evolving consciousness and the growing awareness around the world that women’s rights are human rights. We are now ready to accept full responsibility as citizens of the world to think about a new vision for all citizens of that world – men and women. We will not forget the oppressions and continuing abuses suffered by many women across the world. But we realize that an equal share of the ruling 50 percent is not enough for us. We want to think about “The World We Seek.” Continue reading... Human Rights Women and Human Rights Fri, Apr 1, 2016 “Women are now in a position to consider that our demands should evolve along with our evolving consciousness and the growing awareness around the world that women’s rights are human rights. We are now ready to accept full responsibility as citizens of the world to think about a new vision for all citizens of that […] Continue reading... Women's Human Rights Movement Women’s Organization of Iran Mon, Jul 27, 2015 “In our approach to the unequal status of women in Iran and the ways we developed our strategies, we went from evidential experience to theory–we did not start with a theoretical assumption and try to fit reality to it. Our only presupposition was that the status of women in our country was unequal and that […] Continue reading... Iran Women's Movement Beyond Equality: A Manual for Human Rights Defenders May 30, 2015 Past & Present Board Positions Apr 22, 2014 World NGO Day Forum February 27 & 28, 2014 Feb 25, 2014 KayhanLondon.com: “Unveiling” the first step in the liberation and empowerment of women in Iran (in Persian) Jan 7, 2014 Justice and Equity in Society for Women (In Persian) Dec 5, 2013 World NGO Day eNewsletter: Mahnaz Afkhami Goodwill Ambassador Story Nov 14, 2013 Find more articles in the archives About Mahnaz Afkhami A lifetime advocate for the rights of women, Mahnaz Afkhami works with activists across the world, especially in Muslim majority societies, to help women become leaders. 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