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Tag Archive | "Violence Against Women"

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.

Reader’s Review: Woman at Point Zero by Nawal El Saadawi

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Afkhami and panelists discuss the classic novel "Woman at Point Zero" by Egyptian author and feminist Nawal El Saadawi which is based on a true story about a woman whose struggles to survive poverty ending with her facing execution--at the same prison where the author herself was held for political activism. First published in Arabic in 1975.

Women Deliver 2013 Conference

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Mahnaz Afkhami spoke on several panels at the Women Deliver 2013 Conference. Women Deliver is the largest global event of the decade to focus on the health and empowerment of girls and women. Thousands of participants from around the world, including government leaders, policymakers, healthcare professionals, NGO representatives, corporate leaders, and global media outlets. Strategising […]

Grassroots Approach to Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls

Friday, May 17, 2013

Grassroots educational endeavors must help communities fully grasp the extent of violence and the short- and long-term harm done not only to victims but also to the society at large.

Victories Over Violence: Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls

Monday, October 1, 2012

Victories Over Violence: Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls A Practitioner's Manual 2012/Women's Learning Partnership Mahnaz Afkhami & Haleh Vaziri Victories over Violence: Ensuring Safety for Women and Girls is a practitioners' manual, comprised of 16 sessions. Case studies in each session are drawn from actual events and feature stories set in societies as diverse as Haiti, Malaysia, Nepal, and the United States.

For Muslim Women, A Careful Script to Combat Violence

Monday, September 17, 2012

“When I was conceptualizing (WLP's first) leadership manual many years ago we thought once the English prototype was tested in various settings, each country would choose local narratives to replace the international ones,” Afkhami said. “Much to our surprise, everyone wanted to keep most of the scenarios from other places because of just that fact. They all wanted to engage in specific problem-solving with an understanding of the similarities in the condition of women across cultures.”

“It is better to work in partnership than to work alone”

Friday, March 5, 2010

New School for Social Research / By Mahnaz Afkhami Mahnaz Afkhami delivers the opening remarks during a one-day conference in cooperation with the Social Research Journal, entitled "2020 Vision: Mobilizing for Women's Rights and Eliminating Violence Against Women." The conference keynote speakers were Shirin Ebadi, Thoraya Obaid, Mary Robinson, and Melanne Verveer.

Women’s Conference Sees Progress On Rights Overshadowed By Violence

Tuesday, March 1, 2005

Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty/ By Robert McMahon Delegates at the United Nations have begun a review of the efforts to improve women’s rights 10 years after a Beijing conference set out goals for achieving global equality for women. Women’s Learning Partnership organized a symposium focusing on violence against women. The organization’s president, Mahnaz Afkhami, tells RFE/RL of progress in women’s skill-building and educational possibilities as well as persistent problems, including the resurgence of extremism that has been using religion and culture in order to change the balance of power even further in favor of men.

Family, Culture and Law Meet in a Utah Court Case

Saturday, April 21, 2001

The New York Times / By Michael Janofsky She was much like any other young immigrant from a faraway country, eager to absorb American culture and make a new life for herself. But over several hours one night 18 months ago, Muna Hawatmeh said she found that her closest relatives were not so willing to abandon the ways of old.

Preventing Violence Against Women In Muslim Societies

Sunday, January 31, 1999

Washington Report on Middle East Affairs / By Delinda C. Hanley The Middle East Institute held a Nov. 18 panel discussion of strategies Muslim women use to prevent, resist and cope with violence. Panelists discussed Sisterhood is Global efforts in the Global South to design and implement programs to eliminate violence against females. Mahnaz Afkhami, president of the Sisterhood is Global Institute and executive director of the Foundation for Iranian Studies, began the discussion by saying, “Violence against women in Muslim society was always dealt with by the family in private.” In recent years, however, violence against women throughout the world has become a human rights issue, not merely a family issue.

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