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Tag Archive | "Empowerment"

Mahnaz Afkhami Among 2015 Trust Women Hero Award Nominees

Friday, November 6, 2015

Mahnaz Afkhami has been shortlisted for the 2015 Trust Women Hero Award which celebrates an innovator whose bold thinking and high-impact work has helped women defend and advance their rights.

Women’s Rights are Human Rights: Using CEDAW to Advance Women’s Human Rights LIVE

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. By accepting the Convention, States commit themselves to enact legal reforms and undertake a series of measures to end discrimination against women in all its forms.

Challenging the Architecture of Human Relations

Monday, April 18, 2011

"The essential problem in relation to our predicament as women, but also with our world, is the architecture of human relations - a system of social organization that is based on hierarchy. This architecture is all pervasive from the family to the state and it holds across the world. We decided that we cannot “fix” what ails women without attending to what ails the world". Mahnaz Afkhami talks to Deniz Kandiyoti.

Women, Leadership and Empowerment

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

“To play their role properly, women everywhere must become far more involved in the affairs of their respective societies. Women must become empowered.” Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women

Human Rights

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

“Rights and empowerment are interconnected: unless a substantial number of women in a community come to believe that they have rights and demand to exercise them, right remains an abstraction.” – Faith and Freedom

Freedom Leads to Empowerment

Thursday, October 15, 2009

In International Museum of Women, Economica: Women and the Global Economy 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.

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

Women’s Learning Partnership’s Goal Is to Empower Women, Says President of the Organization

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

VOA News / By Judith Latham Mahnaz Afkhami, a leading advocate of women’s rights for more than three decades, is founder and president of the Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP), an international organization that empowers women by developing curricula to train them to become leaders in politics, business, and civil society. WLP has conducted leadership-training workshops in Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Turkey, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, Nigeria, Cameroon, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Nicaragua, and Brazil. The basic curriculum has been adapted to 17 languages.

ICTs for Women’s Empowerment and Social Change

Saturday, March 1, 2008

“[Modern information technology] has the potential to empower women in ways unprecedented in the social and cultural evolution of human history” – Making IT Our Own: Introduction

Information and Communication Technologies for Women’s Empowerment and Social Change

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Foreword to Making IT Our Own: Information and Communication Technology Training of Trainers Manual Modern information technology has the potential to empower women in ways unprecedented in the social and cultural evolution of human history. It is incumbent on us to help prepare women across the world to harness it for changing not only their own lives but also the world for the better. Making IT Our Own: Information & Communication Technology Training of Trainers Manual is an extension of our efforts to empower women to harness ICTs. It is our attempt to shift the ownership of the tools of information technology from the few to the many in a variety of cultures, in the hope that while we are coping with the exigencies...

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 – Empowerment

"To play their role properly, women everywhere must become far more involved in the affairs of their respective societies. Women must become empowered." - Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women

"Rights and empowerment are interconnected: unless a substantial number of women in a community come to believe that they have rights and demand to exercise them, right remains an abstraction." - Faith and Freedom

"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

"[Modern information technology] has the potential to empower women in ways unprecedented in the social and cultural evolution of human history" - Making IT Our Own: Introduction