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EPOC Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami on How the Struggle for More Rights in Iran Has Yielded Gains

EPOC Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami on How the Struggle for More Rights in Iran Has Yielded Gains

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In Iran, women are still fighting for the right to see a game of volleyball. In an interview with Brazilian online magazine EPOCA (TIME), Iranian ex-minister in exile explains how the struggle for more rights in the country earned achievements over the years. In the episode of the game of volleyball (and Ghoncheh Ghavami), Afkhami believes the incessant media coverage may in some way, open the eyes of the regime. “We hope that the weight of condemnation from the international community to do with the Islamic Republic to reconsider their disregard for human rights, especially the rights of women."

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 [...]

World NGO Day Forum February 27 & 28, 2014

Tue, Feb 25, 2014

World NGO Day Forum February 27 & 28, 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.

KayhanLondon.com: “Unveiling” the first step in the liberation and empowerment of women in Iran (in Persian)

Tue, Jan 7, 2014

KayhanLondon.com: “Unveiling” the first step in the liberation and empowerment of women in Iran (in Persian)

Afkhami speaks about the veil in Iran, its relation to Islam, and the diversity of usage in Muslim majority societies.

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. She is Founder and President of Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP), Executive Director of Foundation for Iranian Studies...more