A Personal Remberance of Fatema Mernissi

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.

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 […]

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.

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