Monday, August 25, 2014
On September 11, Mahnaz Afkhami will speak at the Women and Girls Rising: Historical Reflections & Future Prospects Conference on the panel "Reconciling Universalisms and Cultural Rights." The conference will be organized around conversations between at least two speakers, pairing activists with scholars, women and men of the Global South with those of the North, and pioneers of the past with their activist counterparts today. Women and Girls Rising intends to ground today’s policy solutions in the history of visionaries who first recognized that women’s rights are fundamental human rights, and human rights are the right of every woman.
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 [...]
Tue, Feb 25, 2014
Mahnaz Afkhami, a World NGO Day Goodwill Ambassador speaks at the World NGO Day Forum in Helsinki, Finland on universal education and NGOs and private enterprise, and also will present the keynote speech on society empowerment via gender equality.
Tue, Jan 7, 2014
Afkhami speaks about the veil in Iran, its relation to Islam, and the diversity of usage in Muslim majority societies.