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Women and Girls Rising Conference: Afkhami to Speak on Reconciling Universalisms & Cultural Rights

Women and Girls Rising Conference: Afkhami to Speak on Reconciling Universalisms & Cultural Rights

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.

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