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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.

The Word on Women-cultural barriers to women as peace builders

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Culture is not always worth preserving. This sentiment was echoed throughout the panels and workshops at "Breaking Barriers: What it will take to achieve security, justice and peace," a recent conference at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at the University of San Diego. The three-day conference drew 150 delegates, mostly women, from nearly 50 countries to discuss working solutions for developing sustainable peace.

For Muslim Women, A Careful Script to Combat Violence

Monday, September 17, 2012

“When I was conceptualizing (WLP's first) leadership manual many years ago we thought once the English prototype was tested in various settings, each country would choose local narratives to replace the international ones,” Afkhami said. “Much to our surprise, everyone wanted to keep most of the scenarios from other places because of just that fact. They all wanted to engage in specific problem-solving with an understanding of the similarities in the condition of women across cultures.”

Women and Development

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

“Women’s status in society has become the standard by which humanity’s progress toward civility and peace can be measured.” – Architects for Peace

A Beaten Path

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

In The Berlin Journal (Number 18 Fall 2009) It is not Islam that holds women back; it is the road of patriarchy Muslim nations have taken.

How are women working to eliminate violence against women in Muslim-majority societies?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

AWID Resource Net / By Rochelle Jones AWID highlights the efforts of Muslim women to eliminate violence against women, as discussed in the recently released report from the International Symposium entitled “Leading to Change: Eliminating Violence Against Women in Muslim Societies.” The Symposium was convened by the Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development and Peace (WLP) in March 2005.

Women, Rights, and Security in Iran

Sunday, September 14, 2008

In Der Tagesspiegel Women in Iran must be free to choose what to think, what to say, what to do, and, of course, how to relate, or not to relate, to God, writes Mahnaz Afkhami. This cannot be had if government and religion are one.

Reflections on Women’s Security in Iran

Sunday, May 30, 2004

In Gozaar: A Forum on Human Rights and Democracy in Iran If human beings, including Iranian women, are to be free, which is an essential prerequisite of their security, they must be in a position to choose freely what to think, what to say, what to do, and, of course, how to relate, or not to relate, to God. This cannot be had if government and religion are one.

Women’s Learning Partnership Conference

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Iran Dokht / By Pari Esfandiari Pari Esfandiari Interviews Gissou Azarnia on “Clash or Consensus?- Gender and Human Security in a Globalized World,” a conference held at John Hopkins University in Washington D.C. and sponsored by the Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace.

Clash or Consensus: Gender and Human Security in a Globalized World

Monday, September 22, 2003

The Middle East Women's Studies Review / By Abby Jenkins, Megan Brown, Sian MacAdam More than 250 activists, academics, policy-makers, and organizational and religious leaders from over 20 countries gathered at Women's Learning Partnership's human security conference, "Clash or Consensus: Gender and Human Security in a Globalized World" in Washington, DC, USA, on October 8-9, 2003. Organized in collaboration with the Global Fund for Women, the conference provided a forum for women leaders and human security experts from the Global South--particularly from Muslim societies--to explore ways to discuss and define human security goals and challenges from a perspective that is people-centered.

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

Quotables – Culture of Peace

"The promotion of a culture of peace requires more than an absence of war" - Our Shared Human Values

"Women's status in society has become the standard by which humanity's progress toward civility and peace can be measured." - Architects for Peace

"We must be bold and creative, our feet firmly grounded in the realities that surround us, but our gaze aimed at the lofty possibilities that our advancements in science and technology promise and that our growth as a global society is only beginning to comprehend." - Toward A Compassionate Society