Mahnaz Afkhami Speaks at Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Chicago Council Election 2016 Event









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Mahnaz Afkhami spoke at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs on November 1, 2016 in Chicago.

Title: Election 2016 and the Global Women’s Movement


Chicago Council on Global Affairs Conference Center
130 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL 60601


A growing body of evidence demonstrates that improvements in the status of women and girls also drive the prosperity and security of families, communities, and nations. In recent years the US government has incorporated gender equality as a metric of policy development and program investment of its domestic and foreign policies. Yet despite many indicators of progress for women and girls everywhere more work remains, and strong collaborations are still needed in areas regarding women’s economic and political leadership, eliminating violence against women and girls, and supporting women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. As the US prepares for new governance what would a change in leadership mean for women’s rights, domestically and internationally? And how can we best continue to provide US leadership to women’s issues in the next twenty years?

Copies of the new book Women and Girls Rising: Progress and Resistance Around the World featuring contributing experts including Mahnaz Afkhami will be available for sale and signing after the program.


Mahnaz Afkhami, Founder and President, Women’s Learning Partnership

Catherine Bertini, Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Ellen Chesler, Senior Fellow, Roosevelt Institute

Fay Hartog Levin, Moderator, Distinguished Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs


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