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VOA Persian Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami on Marzieh Afkham (In Persian)

Monday, November 9, 2015

VOA Persian Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami on Marzieh Afkham (In Persian)

Mahnaz Afkhami was interviewed by Gity Arian of Voice of America Persian on November 9, 2015 to speak about Marzieh Afkhami, the first female ambassador to be appointed in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Tavaana Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami (In Persian)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Tavaana Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami  (In Persian)

Mahnaz Afkhami spoke with Tavaana co-Director Mariam Memarsedeghi to speak about her work and women’s rights in pre-Revolution Iran.

EPOC Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami on How the Struggle for More Rights in Iran Has Yielded Gains (In English and Portuguese)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

EPOC Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami on How the Struggle for More Rights in Iran Has Yielded Gains (In English and Portuguese)

In Iran, women are still fighting for the right to see a game of volleyball. In an interview with Brazilian online magazine EPOCA (TIME), Iranian ex-minister in exile explains how the struggle for more rights in the country earned achievements over the years. In the episode of the game of volleyball (and Ghoncheh Ghavami), Afkhami believes the incessant media coverage may in some way, open the eyes of the regime. “We hope that the weight of condemnation from the international community to do with the Islamic Republic to reconsider their disregard for human rights, especially the rights of women.”

Poletik Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami on Women in Iran (In Persian)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Poletik Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami on Women in Iran (In Persian)

Mahnaz Afkhami speaks with Kambiz Hosseini (hailed as Iran’s Jon Stewart) about women’s political participation in Iran.

VOA Persian: The Cyrus Cylinder Exhibit (In Persian)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

VOA Persian: The Cyrus Cylinder Exhibit (In Persian)

The exhibition of Cyrus Cylinder at the Freer/Sackler museum and several other US museums sparked numerous conferences and seminars featuring the image of Cyrus in the Bible as well as the works of the ancient Greek historians as the first ruler to uphold freedom of religion and to support diversity, as well as safeguarding post conflict refugees. The Cylinder, a copy of which is displayed at the United Nations, represents the first document on human rights. Afkhami and others comment on the Cylinder’s contributions to human beliefs and customs.

Sverige Radio P-1 Morgon: Cold Water Poured on Hopes of Equality After Arab Spring (in Swedish & English)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Sverige Radio P-1 Morgon: Cold Water Poured on Hopes of Equality After Arab Spring (in Swedish & English)

Three years ago jubilant crowds in Tahrir Square in Cairo after Egypt’s dictator Mubarak, forced from power. But the women who called for democracy and equality soon witnessed a setback for the fight. Today, violence and sexual harassment against women to be a big problem in Egypt. Håkan Widman reports about WLP’s movie “Because of Our Cause is Just” and speaks with Mahnaz Afkhami.

America Abroad: Women’s Rights After the Arab Spring

Saturday, February 1, 2014

America Abroad: Women’s Rights After the Arab Spring

Mahnaz Afkhami and other experts speak on the revolutions that swept across the Middle East in 2011, known as “The Arab Spring,” (which) promised greater freedoms for many in the region, including women. While there have been some advances in women’s rights, the promise in many cases has not been realized.

KayhanLondon.com: “Unveiling” the first step in the liberation and empowerment of women in Iran (in Persian)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

KayhanLondon.com: “Unveiling” the first step in the liberation and empowerment of women in Iran (in Persian)

Afkhami speaks about the veil in Iran, its relation to Islam, and the diversity of usage in Muslim majority societies.

Justice and Equity in Society for Women (In Persian)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mahnaz Afkhami speaks Human Rights Activists in Iran’s monthly e-journal Peace-Mark about a society with justice and equity and the challenges that women face in Iran and the region.

Radio Pooya Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami (In Persian with English transcript)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Radio Pooya Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami (In Persian with English transcript)

Radio Pooya / By Shahrnush Parsipur Listen to the interview 20131208_Radio Pooya Interview_Mahnaz_Afkhami سرکار خانم افخمی با سپاس از وقتی که به رادیو پویا دادید از طریق لینک زیر میتوانید گفتگویتان را با شهرنوش پارسی پور گوش کنید این برنامه به مدت دوهفته در رادیو پویا پخش خواهد شد. رادیوی ما بیش از 25000 شنونده […]

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