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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.

Culture, Democracy, and Women’s Human Rights in Muslim Majority Societies

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

At The American Academy in Berlin / Watch
The most taxing contradiction women leaders in Muslim countries face today is the one between the demands of modernity and the requirements of tradition as determined in advance by the modern Islamist world view. At the center of this conflict is the dilemna of Muslim women’s human rights: whether muslim women have rights because they are human beings or whether they have rights because they are Muslim women.

Muslim Women on Talibanization

Monday, May 11, 2009

Urdu VOA News / By Tabinda Naeem
Mahnaz Afkhami, president of the Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development and Peace and Sabira Qureshi, Women and Human Rights Activist and Ex Member of the Pakistan Commission on the Status of Women voice their thoughts about increasing extremist approach of Taliban on women rights in Islam and how women of Pakistan can stop this religious extremism.

Introduction to the Brazil Training of Trainers Institute

Monday, January 28, 2008

Women’s Learning Partnership
Women’s Learning Partnership president Mahnaz Afkhami welcomes participants to the final session of the national institute for women’s leadership and training of trainers held in Brazil in 2008.

Against All Odds: Women Partnering for Change in a Time of Crisis

Thursday, March 8, 2007

VOA / By Julie Vahdati
A Woman’s World: Films About Muslim Women From Around The World
War, violence, extremism, fundamentalism, and restrictive legislation are but the most striking of the hurdles women must overcome as they strive for the most rudimentary of rights. The 25-minute documentary tells the stories of women activists from Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East who, working in partnership, have developed and implemented strategies to overcome these challenges.

Against All Odds: Introduction

Friday, December 1, 2006

Women’s Learning Partnership
Against All Odds: Women Partnering for Change in a Time of Crisis. In this video the Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) addresses the challenges that they face in today’s world and the value of networking in overcoming these challenges.

Partnership and Movement Building: Against All Odds

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Women’s Learning Partnership
Women leaders talk about the building of a global, grassroots, women’s rights movement with Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP), based on a spirit of understanding and built around the felt needs of masses of women around the world.

Mahnaz Afkhami & Farah Ebrahimi: Iran

Saturday, October 1, 2005

PBS “Destination America”
Sisters Mahnaz and Farah became independent women in America. Both later returned to Iran as adults, where they would be torn apart by Iranian politics during the reign of the shah. Mahnaz became a minister in the shah’s government and advocated for women’s rights, while Farah and her husband joined the cause of the revolution. Ultimately, Mahnaz and Farah both had to flee Iran in fear for their lives.

PBS Destination America “Mahnaz Afkhami and Farah Ebrahimi”

Friday, April 15, 2005

PBS Destination America “Mahnaz Afkhami and Farah Ebrahimi”

Ferdows Naficy and her two daughters, Mahnaz and Farah became independent women in America. The PBS program “Destination America” features their story in the episode “Mahnaz Afkhami and Farah Ebrahimi: Iran.”

Cultural Boundaries and Cyber Spaces: Knowledge Divides

Thursday, June 1, 2000

New York University’s Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
Technology and information are wealth and power. Women must gain equal access to technology and information, and become cultural producers themselves. Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) speaks with Mahnaz Afkhami of WLP, Sociologist Alia Arasoughly, Noeleen Heyzer of UNIFEM, and Najat Rochdi of the Morocco Internet Society.

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