Mahnaz Afkhami will speak about the Iranian women’s movement and the global women’s movement at the event “Election 2016 and the Global Women’s Movement” hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs on November 1, 2016.
Afkhami spoke at a book event hosted by the Women in Public Service Project at The Wilson Center on February 24, 2015 on the anthology Women and Girls Rising: Progress and Resistance Around the World. She authored the chapter entitled “Women’s Human Rights in Iran: From Global Declarations to Local Implementation”.
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.
Mahnaz Afkhami was honored with the Walk of Courage Award from Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) on October 28, 2015 at the American Visionary Museum in Baltimore, Maryland.
“In our approach to the unequal status of women in Iran and the ways we developed our strategies, we went from evidential experience to theory–we did not start with a theoretical assumption and try to fit reality to it. Our only presupposition was that the status of women in our country was unequal and that […]
Mahnaz Afkhami spoke with Tavaana co-Director Mariam Memarsedeghi to speak about her work and women’s rights in pre-Revolution Iran.
“Iranian women have learned to resist peacefully when they can, aggressively when forced–but they never give up,” writes Afkhami in her new essay “Open Windows and Fresh Air: The Struggle for Women’s Rights in Iran” which is included in catalogue for the Shirin Neshat: Facing History exhibit which opened in May 2015 at The Hirshhorn Museum.
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.”
Mahnaz Afkhami speaks with Kambiz Hosseini (hailed as Iran’s Jon Stewart) about women’s political participation in Iran.
Afkhami speaks about the veil in Iran, its relation to Islam, and the diversity of usage in Muslim majority societies.