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Afkhami acredita que a história está do lado das mulheres (In Portuguese)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Público / Por Margarida Santos Lopes
Ms Afkhami details the interrelation between her career and the recent history of the women’s rights movement in Iran. The latest post-election protests leave her optimistic about the battle for freedom and justice. She believes that history is on the side of women.

Kadının fendi Ahmedinecad’ı yendi (In Turkish)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Sabah / By Bilge Eser
I didn’t choose politics; I chose women’s rights.” Mahnaz Afkhami looks back on her time as Minister of Women’s Affairs in Iran before the revolution and looks forward to the future of Iran, where she believes, “women are on the winning side which is the side of history.”

«E’ la prima rivoluzione via Internet, la guidano le donne e i blogger» (In Italian)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Corriere della Sera / By Allessandra Farkas
The first web revolution, led by women and bloggers
According to Mahnaz Afkhami, this is a revolution on the web since 70% of Iran’s population has access to the internet; and it is leading the upheaval on twitter, youtube and facebook. Women bloggers are the most strong-willed in the resulting network. In fact, women were the ones who, having declined to vote during the last election, pushed the conservative Moussavi to adopt more liberal position and thus chose him as a candidate.

ایالات متحده آمريکا در کنار زنان ایران ایستاده است

Sunday, September 9, 2007

مهناز افخمی، رئیس سازمان بین المللی غیر انتفاعی آموزش و همکاری زنان، کمپین جمع آوری امضا در ایران را یک روند آموزشی و نیز درخواستی برای تغییر و اصلاح می نامد و تحسین می کند:

International Women’s Day of Solidarity (In Persian)

Thursday, August 3, 2006

گفتگو با مهناز افخمی بمناسبت روز جهانی زن (VOA Persian)
On the occasion of international women’s day, Mahnaz Afkhami joins the show to discuss the meaning of the 8th of March as a day solidarity.

Betty Friedan, Mahnaz Afkhami and Iran (In Persian)

Monday, February 6, 2006

گفتگو با مهناز افخمی بمناسبت درگذشت بتی فريدن، فعال حقوق زنان آمريک (VOA Persian)

On the passing of Betty Friedan, Mahnaz Afkhami looks back on Betty Friedan’s visit to Iran in 1974, and their subsequent work together in the United States.

Women, State, and Society in Iran, 1963-1978

Wednesday, January 1, 2003

WomenStateSocietyPERInterview with Mahnaz Afkhami, secretary general of Women’s Organization of Iran (WOI), 1970-1978, and Iran’s minister of women’s affairs, 1975-1978.
2003 / Foundation for Iranian Studies / Bethesda, MD
Gholam Reza Afkhami, ed.

Iranian women gained significant rights and became considerably more active and effective socially, politically, and economically between 1963 and 1978. Mahnaz Afkhami was secretary general of the Women’s Organization of Iran (WOI), 1970-1978, and Iran’s minister of women’s affairs, 1975-1978. In this book she discusses how women propelled the progress they made in Iran’s patriarchal society, how the government’s worldview, politics, and policies affected their progress, and how relevant to their cause was their presence on the international scene and…

Architects of Peace

Sunday, October 1, 2000

Architects of Peace

Essay in Architects of Peace: Visions of Hope in Words and Images / Michael Collopy and Jason Gardener (eds.) / Also in Persian
A compilation of essays by 75 leading peacemakers – spiritual leaders, politicians, scientists, artists, and activists. Afkhami states that, “The end of the Cold War removed the immediate causes of wholesale destruction–but not the threat that is contained in our knowledge. We must tame this knowledge with the ideals of justice, caring, and compassion summoned from our common human spiritual and moral heritage, if we are to live in peace and serenity in the 21st century.”

A Peaceful Revolution: Review of the Activities and Achievements of the Women’s Organization of Iran (In Persian)

Wednesday, January 1, 1997

In Iran Nameh / A Peaceful Revolution: Review of the Activities and Achievements of the Women’s Organization of Iran

Women’s Rights Gaining Attention Within Islam

Thursday, May 16, 1996

The New York Times / By Barbara Crossette / Also in Persian
Individuals and women’s rights groups are applying pressure for change. They want the right to education, both secular and religious; they seek changes in economic practices to allow women to own and inherit property; they also want reform in Muslim family laws that often leave women at the mercy of men.

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