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Tag Archive | "Movement Building"

Mahnaz Afkhami Speaks at Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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.

Mahnaz Afkhami Speaks at The Wilson Center on Global Women’s Movement and Policy Implications

Thursday, February 25, 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".

A Personal Remberance of Fatema Mernissi

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Fatema Mernissi, the Moroccan sociologist widely known as a pioneer in Middle Eastern Women’s studies, passed away this week. It is difficult for me to speak of her - a friend, ally, and colleague of over two decades - in the past tense.

The World We Seek: Reigniting the Dialogue on Human Security

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

On September 14, 2015, Mahnaz Afkhami gave opening remarks at Women's Learning Partnership's conference "The World We Seek: Reigniting the Dialogue on Human Security" at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC.

Women and Girls Rising: Washington DC Book Launch

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

On July 16, Afkhami spoke at the launch event for the book Women and Girls Rising: Progress and Resistance Around the World at the Embassy of New Zealand in Washington, DC. The launch was hosted by the Roosevelt Institute and Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE). The book was developed out of the Women and Girls Rising Conference: Historical Reflections and Future Prospects hosted by the Roosevelt Institute at the September 11-12, 2014.

World NGO Day eNewsletter: Mahnaz Afkhami Goodwill Ambassador Story

Thursday, November 14, 2013

We know our cause is just. We are committed. We are inspired. We will fight. And we will get our rights.

Women’s Human Rights Movement

Sunday, September 1, 2013

“Over the past several decades… We’ve come a long way. And there’s still a long way to go. But with the tools and strategies that we have created together – one woman at a time, one organization at a time – we’re getting there. We know our cause is just. We are committed. We are […]

Vibrant Networking Keeps the Door Open for Arab Women

Monday, August 26, 2013

Throughout the media coverage in recent months of the tumultuous events in Egypt, little attention has been paid to Egyptian women, who may have the most to gain or to lose in any new political order that emerges in the country. Social media and dedicated Web sites are filling the gap for many women eager for news, in Egypt and across the Muslim world...Mahnaz Afkhami has a network of contacts in Egypt...

Will Washington Push for Women’s Rights?

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

"Movement building is extremely important...We still haven’t figured out our relationship with religion as women activists,” said Afkhami. “We still have a divide between those who consider themselves deep believers and those who consider themselves activists [for women’s rights], as if you have to choose between your faith and your activism.”

The Word on Women: MENA region tops agenda at AWID global women’s rights forum

Thursday, April 19, 2012

“It takes a lot of hard work to change cultures of dictatorship to cultures of democracy. We need to develop strategies so we can work as quickly as possible…to try to avoid replacing one kind of dictatorship with another,” said Mahnaz Afkhami.

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 – Movement Building

"The conditions women have in common outrank and outvalue those that set them apart." - Faith and Freedom

“International movement building in the 21st century and involvement of youth in advocacy will be made possible largely through technology" - Engendering IT Tools