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magreenA lifetime advocate for the rights of women, Mahnaz Afkhami works with women activists across the world, especially in Muslim majority societies, to help women become leaders in their communities.

She is Founder and President of Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP), Executive Director of Foundation for Iranian Studies, and former Minister for Women’s Affairs in Iran.

Mahnaz currently resides in Maryland, USA with her husband Gholam Reza Afkhami. She has a son, Asef Babak Afkhami, and two grandchildren.
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Writer

> Victories Over Violence: Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls
> Leading to Action: A Political Handbook for Women
> Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women
> Safe and Secure: Eliminating Violence Against Women in Muslim Societies
> Muslim Women and The Politics of Participation: Implementing the Beijing Platform
> Claiming Our Rights: A Manual for Women’s Human Rights Education in Muslim Societies
> [more Books]

Scholar

> Women, Rights, and Security in Iran
> Rights of Passage: Women Shaping the 21st Century
> Searching for the Sources of the Self
> Human Security: A Conversation
> Our Shared Human Values
> Gender Apartheid, Cultural Relativism and Women’s Human Rights in Muslim Societies
> At the Crossroads of Tradition and Modernity: Personal Reflection
> [more Articles]

Activist

> President and Founder: Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development and Peace
> Executive Director: Foundation for Iranian Studies
> Additional Board and Advisory Positions

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