Mahnaz Afkhami and WLP at CSW 62

Tue, Apr 3, 2018



On March 19, 2018, during CSW 62, Afkhami (pictured at left) spoke about women’s rights in Iran and and the state of women’s rights in societies around the world. She discussed the approach to finding solutions that Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) takes and explained why the women’s movement must be global, at the Canadian Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights/UN Watch special event, “Human Rights Defenders: A Panel with Female Advocates,” alongside other women activists including Wai Wai Nu representing the Rohingya community in Myanmar, Ketty Nivyabandi of Burundi, and Maria Corina Machado of Venezuela. View the event “Human Rights Defenders: A Panel with Female Advocates

WLP hosted three parallel events at CSW62 and was involved in several high-level side events and activities. For a full list please click here.


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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