Tag Archive | "Power"

Are Women Leaders Less Corrupt, No But They Shake Things Up

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

It is almost a cliché that getting more women into power is a good way to tackle corruption. Women, the argument goes, are less likely to take bribes or put personal gain before public good. But is it true?


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

“We must subordinate power in all its manifestations to our shared humane values.” – Architects for Peace

Women Can Do Much Once They Realize Their Power

Friday, September 24, 2004

The Daily Star / By Jessy Chahine Once women come to realize that they can have a say and that working together brings power, countless ideas and civic organizations come about, said Mahnaz Afkhami during an international meeting to discuss the empowerment of women in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Prose, Politics and Power: Conversations with Muslim Women Leaders

Sunday, May 12, 1996

Sisterhood Is Global Institute Muslim women leaders discuss fiction in Muslim-majority societies as capable of creating a room for dialogue, for subversion and for empowerment. They reflect on the example of Scheherazade, and the richness and variety of the legacy in Islam.

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 – Power

"We must subordinate power in all its manifestations to our shared humane values." - Architects for Peace

"The values we have developed as feminists cannot be achieved within a patriarchal setting—whether local, national, or global. On the other hand, to ignore the systemic forces that shape our interactive lives is to become Quixotic." - Rights of Passage

"If we define disagreements in terms of our fundamental values, then clearly we nourish the roots of extremism. We need to begin to encourage a culture of reason, practicality, and consensus." - Clash or Consensus

"Many women now realize that their problem is not simply how to contend with men, but also how to re-imagine and help reconstruct a social order that has entrapped both men and women." - Leading To Choices