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WFPG Series “Beyond the Headlines” Mahnaz Afkhami Speaks on MDGs

WFPG Series “Beyond the Headlines” Mahnaz Afkhami Speaks on MDGs

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

On March 31, Women's Foreign Policy Group's "Beyond the Headlines" series features Mahnaz Afkhami speaking on the highlights of the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women where representatives of UN member states, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited NGOs met at UN headquarters in New York. This year’s discussion focused on the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.

Past & Present Board Positions

Tue, Apr 22, 2014

International Advisory Group, AWID: 1998-2000 Board of Trustees, Farah University for Women, Iran: 1976-1979 Board of Trustees, Foundation for Iranian Studies: 1996-Present Board of Trustees, Freer and Sackler Galleries: 2012-Present Advisory Board,The Global Fund for Women: 1998-2007 Steering Committee, Women Waging Peace Initiative, Women and Public Policy Program of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School [...]

Justice and Equity in Society for Women (In Persian)

Thu, Dec 5, 2013

Mahnaz Afkhami speaks Human Rights Activists in Iran’s monthly e-journal Peace-Mark about a society with justice and equity and the challenges that women face in Iran and the region.

Islam belongs in people’s lives, not in politics, says Karima Bennoune

Mon, Oct 28, 2013

Islam belongs in people’s lives, not in politics, says Karima Bennoune

Bennoune lays out a critique of Muslim fundamentalism, not from a crude “war on terror” viewpoint, but from a human rights perspective…A dilemma for women is whether to challenge the fundamentalists on religious terms. Opinion is divided. Afkhami (says) “…If you’re a woman, the guy who is the general in the religious army is not even going to pay the slightest attention to what your view of the text is.”