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Tavaana Interview–Campaign: Change for Equality in Iran (In Persian)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Tavaana Interview–Campaign: Change for Equality in Iran (In Persian)

Tavaana interviewed Mahnaz Afkhami on why working for women and feminists in Iran is more difficult than before.

Democracy Courage Tribute Acceptance Speech on Behalf of the Iranian Women’s Movement

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Democracy Courage Tribute Acceptance Speech on Behalf of the Iranian Women’s Movement

Persian text
Whether in exile in refugee camps, in prisons inside Iran, or working late into the night sending their messages around the country and across the world, women in Iran have not yielded to oppression. Their mobile phones, web sites and blogs carry their words across the nation and throughout the world. Their voice resonates with others who rise up in their support. They are at the forefront of the green movement for change. They know they can change their country and they say “Yes, we will.”

Interview with Mahnaz Afkhami, the second woman minister in the history of Iran (In Persian)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

BBC Persian Hardtalk / By Enayat Fani Afkhami looks back on the complex issues of advancing women’s rights in Iran: from her time working as Minister for Women’s Affairs in pre revolutionary Iran, and using economic development goals as a way of advancing the status of women and promoting reform of family law. BBC Persian […]

From the Margins to the Center: Women and Democracy in the Middle East (In Persian)

Monday, November 16, 2009

Washington TV / By Amir Irani-Tehrani

A Woman For All Seasons (In Persian)

Friday, November 6, 2009

On November 6, Ms. Afkhami was featured on Mehdi Falahati’s Persian-language program “Rou dar Rou” (Face-to-Face), produced by Voice of America. During the interview she discussed her professional journey, as well as the role of women in Iran’s democracy movement and their use of ICTs to take their message to the international community.

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.”

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