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About Mahnaz Afkhami

Mahnaz Afkhami (مهناز افخمی) is Founder and President of Women's Learning Partnership (WLP). She is also the Executive Director of Foundation for Iranian Studies and former Minister of Women's Affairs of Iran. She founded the Association of Iranian University Women and served as Secretary General of the Women's Organization of Iran prior to the Islamic revolution.

Living in exile in the United States, Afkhami has been an advocate of women's rights for more than three decades,


Articles by Mahnaz Afkhami

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

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Challenging the architecture of human relations

"The essential problem in relation to our predicament as women, but also with our world, is the architecture of human relations - a system of social organization that is based on hierarchy. This architecture is all pervasive from the family to the state and it holds across the world. We decided that we cannot “fix” what ails women without attending to what ails the world". Mahnaz Afkhami talks to Deniz Kandiyoti
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