TPC is Women’s Learning Partnership’s annual convening of its member organizations to share best practices, strategize for future successes and build solidarity across the global women’s movement. WLP founder and President Mahnaz Afkhami opened this year’s TPC on October 7, 2017.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
We know our cause is just. We are committed. We are inspired. We will fight. And we will get our rights.
“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 […]
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…
“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.”