Archive | Quotables

Inclusive Leadership

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

“Once we accept the possibility that we can learn and decide together, we will be on our way to a significantly different and more productive interrelationship creating a far better future.” – Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women

Global Women’s Movement

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

“The conditions women have in common outrank and outvalue those that set them apart.” – Faith and Freedom


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

“We have learned first hand that nothing is worth the suffering, death, and destruction brought about by ideologies that in their fervor uproot so much and destroy so many and then fade away, blow up, or self-destruct. We learned in looking back over our lives that nothing is worth the breach of the sanctity of […]


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

“Tuned to the law, Muslim societies are historically and structurally receptive to democracy’s motto of ‘government of law not of men’ “. – Faith and Freedom

Iran’s One Million Signatures Campaign

Monday, October 26, 2009

“Iran’s One Million Signatures Campaign for the Reform of Discriminatory Laws is an extraordinary phenomenon. It is democratic, nonhierarchical, open, and evolving in a polity that is none of those things.” – Iranian Women’s One Million Signatures Campaign for Equality: The Inside Story, Foreword

The Process of Empowerment

Thursday, October 15, 2009

“Women’s empowerment is a process, a holistic approach that involves raising consciousness, building skills and reforming unjust laws that limit women’s education, their employment, their participation in decision making, and above all, their opportunities for economic independence.” – Freedom Leads To Empowerment

Farrokhroo Parsay

Sunday, August 23, 2009

At the time of her execution, [Ms. Parsay] wrote one of the most moving letters to her children. And in that she expressed the same courage and the same steadfast belief in her principles that she had followed all of her life. And that was that: I’m a doctor. I know what it means to […]

Activism and the revolution

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

“Prostitution was the code word for activism during the early part of the revolution” – I Was Iran’s Last Woman Minister

21st Century Advocacy

Sunday, October 12, 2008

“International movement building in the 21st century and involvement of youth in advocacy will be made possible largely through technology” – Engendering IT Tools


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

“Quotas are a good starting point. But they are not the end-goal.” – Mauritania Moves Toward Political Empowerment of Women

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