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Sverige Radio P-1 Morgon: Cold Water Poured on Hopes of Equality After Arab Spring (in Swedish & English)

Thu, Feb 27, 2014

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Sverige Radio P-1 Morgon by Hakan Widmans

Panel discussion on Woman to Woman: Eva Zillén, from Woman to Woman, Asma Khader member of the Jordanian Parliament, Mahnaz Afkhami, founder, Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) and Catherine Harrington, the producer of the movie “Because of Our Cause Is Right.”
Photo: Håkan Widman / Swedish Radio

Listen “Hakman Widman Reports About Arab Women’s Struggle Against the Wind” (in Swedish)

Listen “Conversation with Mahnaz Afkhami, A Longer Conversation” (in English)

Three years ago jubilant crowds in Tahrir Square in Cairo after Egypt’s dictator Mubarak, forced from power. But the women who called for democracy and equality soon witnessed a setback for the fight. Today, violence and sexual harassment against women to be a big problem in Egypt. Håkan Widman reports about WLP’s movie “Because of Our Cause is Just” and has a conversation with Mahnaz Afkhami.

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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