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Tag Archive | "Leadership"

CANY Seminar Series Lecture “Eliminating Violence Against Women, A Discussion with Mahnaz Afkhami”

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Afkhami's lecture "Eliminating Violence Against Women, a Discussion with Mahnaz Afkhami" kicked off the 2013/2014 Creative Alternatives of New York (CANY) Seminar Series.

Women and the Future of the Middle East

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

International Museum of Women / By Clare Winterton / Listen Mahnaz Afkhami spoke with I.M.O.W. Executive Director Clare Winterton as part of the Extraordinary Voices, Extraordinary Change Speaker Series. Together they covered a variety of subjects, including the WLP partnership goal of changing the architecture of human relations, and Mahnaz's hand in helping to create a new generation of powerful women in the Muslim World.

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

Leadership and Communicative Relations

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

“We must change the meaning of success by turning hierarchical relations into communicative relations – leadership by command into leadership by sharing and consensus.” – Rights of Passage

Inclusive Leadership

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

“Once we accept the possibility that we can learn and decide together, we will be on our way to a significantly different and more productive interrelationship creating a far better future.” – Leading to Choices: A Leadership Training Handbook for Women

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.

Mauritania Moves Toward Political Empowerment of Women

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

IRIN News Africa In 2006 Mauritania instituted a 20 percent minimum quota of women elected to political office. Ms. Afkhami feels that quotas are a good starting point, but not the end-goal. Leadership training and a breaking down of cultural stigmas are also necessary.

Introduction to the Brazil Training of Trainers Institute

Monday, January 28, 2008

Women’s Learning Partnership Women’s Learning Partnership president Mahnaz Afkhami welcomes participants to the final session of the national institute for women’s leadership and training of trainers held in Brazil in 2008.

What’s Being Done On … Effective Networking?

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

World Movement for Democracy Our greatest problems are the growth of extremism and fundamentalism, which always affects women’s activism, and authoritarian governments that are now both more threatened by current political conditions and also more prone to use these conditions as a reason for tightening their hold on civil society.

Mahnaz Afkhami’s Remarkable Contribution to Women’s Progress

Friday, November 3, 2006

Iran Dokht / By Pari Esfandiari My path has crossed that of many extraordinary women in Iran, in the Middle East region, as well as around the world. I hope to be sharing the experience of being part of the women’s movement at the local and global level for over thirty years and reflect [in my memoirs] upon the way women learn from each other and work together and the challenges and opportunities they face in the troubled times in which we live.

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