Tag Archive | "Iran"

VOA Persian Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami on Marzieh Afkham (In Persian)

Monday, November 9, 2015

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.

Tavaana Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami (In Persian)

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Mahnaz Afkhami spoke with Tavaana co-Director Mariam Memarsedeghi to speak about her work and women's rights in pre-Revolution Iran.

Essay for Shirin Neshat Exhibit: Sunlight, Open Windows and Fresh Air: The Struggle for Women’s Rights in Iran

Monday, May 18, 2015

"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.

EPOC Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami on How the Struggle for More Rights in Iran Has Yielded Gains (In English and Portuguese)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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."

Poletik Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami on Women in Iran (In Persian)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mahnaz Afkhami speaks with Kambiz Hosseini (hailed as Iran's Jon Stewart) about women’s political participation in Iran.

VOA Persian: The Cyrus Cylinder Exhibit (In Persian)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The exhibition of Cyrus Cylinder at the Freer/Sackler museum and several other US museums sparked numerous conferences and seminars featuring the image of Cyrus in the Bible as well as the works of the ancient Greek historians as the first ruler to uphold freedom of religion and to support diversity, as well as safeguarding post conflict refugees. The Cylinder, a copy of which is displayed at the United Nations, represents the first document on human rights. Afkhami and others comment on the Cylinder's contributions to human beliefs and customs.

KayhanLondon.com: “Unveiling” the first step in the liberation and empowerment of women in Iran (in Persian)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Afkhami speaks about the veil in Iran, its relation to Islam, and the diversity of usage in Muslim majority societies.

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.

Radio Pooya Interview: Mahnaz Afkhami (In Persian with English transcript)

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Radio Pooya / By Shahrnush Parsipur Listen to the interview 20131208_Radio Pooya Interview_Mahnaz_Afkhami سرکار خانم افخمی با سپاس از وقتی که به رادیو پویا دادید از طریق لینک زیر میتوانید گفتگویتان را با شهرنوش پارسی پور گوش کنید این برنامه به مدت دوهفته در رادیو پویا پخش خواهد شد. رادیوی ما بیش از 25000 شنونده […]

Iranian New Year 2013: Celebrate These Persian Women Who Have Fought For Equality

Monday, March 25, 2013

The first day of spring marks the beginning of a new year, or Norooz, in Iran...Here is a round-up of just a few fantastic female activists who have contributed significantly to the advancement of women’s rights and stature in the world. These ladies give the nation, the region, and, indeed, the entire world hope for meaningful and lasting change.

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