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Betty Friedan, Mahnaz Afkhami and Iran (In Persian)

Mon, Feb 6, 2006

Persian, Press

گفتگو با مهناز افخمی بمناسبت درگذشت بتی فريدن، فعال حقوق زنان آمريک (VOA Persian)

On the passing of Betty Friedan, Mahnaz Afkhami looks back on Betty Friedan’s visit to Iran in 1974, and their subsequent work together in the United States.

در سال ۱۹۶۳ ميلادی کتابی به نام «افسانه زنانگی» از سوی بتی فريدن نويسنده، متخصص روانشناسی و فعال حقوق زنان در آمريکا منتشر شد. انتشار اين کتاب بعدا بصورت نقطه عطفی در تاريخ مبارزات زنان به حساب آمد و افسانه زنانگی يکی از پر فروشترين کتابهای دهه ۱۹۶۰ ميلادی شناخته شد. از خانم فريدن، که روز شنبه گذشته در سن ۸۵ سالگی بدرود حيات گفت، کتاب جنجال برانگيز ديگری به نام «مرحله دوم» نيز بيادگار مانده است.

به گفتگوی خبرنگار بخش فارسی صدای آمريکا با خانم مهناز افخمی، وزير مشاور در امور زنان و رئيس سازمان زنان ايران پيش از انقلاب اسلامی، و يکی از بنيانگذاران بنياد مطالعات ايران در واشنگتن، پيرامون فعاليت های خانم فريدن و آشنايی خانم افخمی با ايشان توجه فرمائيد.

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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

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