Mahnaz Afkhami Speaks at Alliance for Peacebuilding on CSW60

Wed, Mar 30, 2016


March 30 Highlights of CSW60_Alliance for Peacebuilding event









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Mahnaz Afkhami spoke at the Alliance for Peacebuilding on March 30, 2016 in Washington, DC.

Title: Highlights from the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations

Venue: The Alliance for Peacebuilding

1800 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 401

Washington, DC 20036

The Commission on the Status of Women meets each year at the UN in March. This year the theme is focused on the new 2030 Agenda, linking sustainable development to women’s empowerment. A panel of CSW participants will share their highlights from the UN sessions as well as the many NGO programs spanning a two week period. This event was co-hosted by the Alliance for Peacebuilding‘s Women and Peacebuilding Affinity Group, The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area and The National Capital Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women.


Mahnaz Afkhami, President of Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP)
Karen Mulhauser, Chair, UNA USA and founder, Consulting Women
CeCe Cole, President, National Capital Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women
Kimberly Weichel, Moderator, Consultant, UN Women, Advisory Council, UNA NCA, Chair Women and Peacebuilding Affinity Group


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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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