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“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.

How are women working to eliminate violence against women in Muslim-majority societies?

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

AWID Resource Net / By Rochelle Jones AWID highlights the efforts of Muslim women to eliminate violence against women, as discussed in the recently released report from the International Symposium entitled “Leading to Change: Eliminating Violence Against Women in Muslim Societies.” The Symposium was convened by the Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development and Peace (WLP) in March 2005.

Engendering IT Tools: WLP Partners Share ICT Advocacy Strategies

Sunday, October 12, 2008

AWID / By Women's Learning Partnership On September 5th, 2008, Women’s Learning Partnership presented a panel at the National Endowment for Democracy entitled “Technology for Women’s Rights Advocacy and Democracy Building. Mahnaz Afkhami introduced the discussion saying, “International movement building in the 21st century and involvement of youth in advocacy will be made possible largely through technology.”

Against All Odds: Introduction

Friday, December 1, 2006

Women’s Learning Partnership Against All Odds: Women Partnering for Change in a Time of Crisis. In this video the Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) addresses the challenges that they face in today’s world and the value of networking in overcoming these challenges.

Meet Mahnaz Afkhami

Monday, October 20, 2003

Iran Dokht / By Gissou Azarnia Every year, legions of aspiring politicos and non-profiteers make their way to Washington, D.C. in the hopes of establishing a name for themselves and their work. To begin this series, Iran Dokht takes a look at the Women’s Learning Partnership and its founder Mahnaz Afkhami.

Women Campaigning for Equality

Sunday, October 19, 2003

IranDokht / By Pari Esfandiari The importance of women’s rights groups such as the WLP should not be overlooked nor should the contributions of individual women to the world-wide struggle for peace, freedom, and equal human rights, women such as Mahnaz Afkhami, the Founder and President of the Women’s Learning Partnership.

Women’s Learning Partnership Conference

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Iran Dokht / By Pari Esfandiari Pari Esfandiari Interviews Gissou Azarnia on “Clash or Consensus?- Gender and Human Security in a Globalized World,” a conference held at John Hopkins University in Washington D.C. and sponsored by the Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace.

Women and Leadership in Muslim Societies: Voices for Change

Sunday, September 22, 2002

The Middle East Women’s Studies Review / By Abby Jenkins On November 25, 2002, the Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development and Peace (WLP) in collaboration with the Dialogue Project of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University sponsored a forum examining the constraints and opportunities Muslim women face in expanding […]

WLP’s Multi-regional Meeting on Women’s Leadership and Institutional Change

Saturday, September 22, 2001

The Middle East Women’s Studies Review / By Balaghi, Shiva On June 7, 2001 Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) convened a cross-regional, interdisciplinary meeting on women’s leadership at the School for Advanced International Studies of John’s Hopkins University in Washington, DC. The meetings were co-sponsored by the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies at New […]

Birth of Women’s Learning Partnership

Thursday, December 25, 1980

Mahnaz founded the Women's Learning Partnership to help empower women to re-imagine and restructure their lives in their families, communities, and societies. She co-authored Leading to Choices, a manual adapted into seventeen languages and used by women in over 30 countries to develop democratic leadership skills

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