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Tag Archive | "Violence Against Women"

Safe and Secure:

Thursday, January 1, 1998

Eliminating Violence Against Women in Muslim Societies 1998 / Sisterhood Is Global Institute / Bethesda, MD Co-authored; Published in Arabic, English, French, and Persian Safe and Secure is a training manual to assist women in Muslim societies to identify sources of violence in the family, community, society and state, to communicate this information, and to influence governments...

Identity and Culture: Women as Subjects and Agents of Cultural Change

Monday, January 1, 1996

In From Basic Needs to Basic Rights / The Institute for Women, Law, and Development The point of women’s struggle for rights is cultural change, that is, changing attitudes, behaviors, and laws that have a negative impact on women’s human rights. Such a struggle would be meaningless if women did not agree that there are rights beyond those prescribed by the traditional culture and that these rights are nevertheless valid everywhere.

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