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Mahnaz Afkhami Among 2015 Trust Women Hero Award Nominees

Friday, November 6, 2015

Mahnaz Afkhami has been shortlisted for the 2015 Trust Women Hero Award which celebrates an innovator whose bold thinking and high-impact work has helped women defend and advance their rights.

Special Meeting of Women Ministers of Culture: “Women’s Voices and Cultural Understanding”

Thursday, September 1, 2005

The Government of Iceland in cooperation with The Council of Women World Leaders hosted a Special Meeting of Women Ministers of Culture in Reykjavik, Iceland, on 29-30 August 2005 on the theme Women's Voices and Cultural Understanding. Afkhami was in attendance. The meeting was arranged in honour of Iceland's former President and first Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders, Vigdís Finnbogadóttir, who celebrated her 75th birthday in April 2005. Vigdís Finnbogadóttir served as President of the Republic of Iceland from 1980 to 1996. She was the first woman in the world to be elected Head of State in a democratic, national election.

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