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POMED Wire: Women and Democratic Transition in the Middle East

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mahnaz Afkhami noted that women have largely been left out of the post-demonstration process despite playing a large role in the protests. She drew on lessons garnered from the Iranian Revolution in 1979 by noting that rhetoric of new leaders can quickly change, and that Arab societies must be prepared for such actions.

Women & Political Upheaval

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Current - CBC Radio/ By Anna Maria Tremonti Listen to the Interview (Streaming) Women have often played leading roles in pushing for change in the Arab and Muslim worlds. But when the dust settles, the gains they think they have made are often elusive. For their thoughts on why that is and whether things may be different this time ... we were joined by three women who have spent decades trying to improve the position of women in their societies. Before the Iranian revolution, Mahnaz Afkhami was Iran's Minister for Women's Affairs....

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