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Prose, Politics and Power: Conversations with Muslim Women Leaders

Sunday, May 12, 1996

Sisterhood Is Global Institute
Muslim women leaders discuss fiction in Muslim-majority societies as capable of creating a room for dialogue, for subversion and for empowerment. They reflect on the example of Scheherazade, and the richness and variety of the legacy in Islam.

Muslim Women’s Rights Leaders Speak: “Beijing and Beyond”

Saturday, May 11, 1996

George Washington University
“Women’s rights are human rights”. Muslim women humanitarians have a history of networking and working to enrich the conditions of women worldwide. Sections of this film come from the world conference “Beijing and Beyond – Implementing the Platform in Muslim Societies” organized by the Sisterhood Is Global Institute.

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