Tag Archive | "Iran"

Democracies Love Peace, Don’t They?

Sunday, June 1, 1997

The New York Times / By Barbara Crossette Ever since the American Revolution, Americans have believed that democracies are the most enlightened form of government and, by their nature, should be friends and allies. Then along came Mohammed Khatami.

Women and the Law in Iran (1967-1978)

Friday, July 1, 1994

1994 / Women's Center of the Foundation for Iranian Studies / Bethesda, MD A compilation with introduction; In Persian Women and the Law in Iran (1967-1978) contains seven treaties and legal texts that were published by the Women’s Organization of Iran between 1973 and 1976 as well as the texts of laws and regulations...

In the Eye of the Storm:

Saturday, January 1, 1994

Women in Postrevolutionary Iran 1994 / Syracuse University Press and I.B. Tauris Co-edited with Erika Friedl This detailed study--the first of its kind to be published in English--transcends the stereotypes and misinformation that often permeate discussions of the condition of Iranian women. The contributions cover topics such as education, the labor market, temporary marriage, the commoditization of female sexuality, the image of women in literature and film, parliamentary debates on ...

Iran: A PreCollegiate Handbook

Wednesday, January 1, 1992

1992 / The Foundation for Iranian Studies / Co-authored with Charlotte Albright / Online “Highly informative and unbiased account of Iranian culture and history” - Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas The Iran: A PreCollegiate Handbook is not only intended as a source of information on Iran, but also as a means of intercultural discourse. With Iran--A Precollegiate Handbook, the Foundation for Iranian Studies hopes to bring an example of some of the shared components of the common human heritage to young men and women in the United ...

Early Inspiration

Wednesday, December 31, 1980

Mahnaz was born in 1941 in Kerman, Iran to a traditional family. At age thirteen, Mahnaz’s mother, an independent-minded woman, brought her to the United States. By seventeen Mahnaz had joined a trade union and challenged successfully a breach of her rights, and the seeds of activism were sown...

Revolution and Regression

Monday, December 29, 1980

The rights and visibility of Iranian women became one of the main points of contention for the fundamentalist opposition to the Shah’s regime. After the 1979 Revolution, the extremists overturned much that the women’s movement had achieved

Preserving Iran’s Culture and Heritage

Saturday, December 27, 1980

In 1981 Mahnaz and her colleagues opened the Foundation for Iranian Studies, an educational and research center dedicated to the preservation, study, and transmission of Iran’s cultural heritage, much of which was threatened by the revolutionary government ...

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