Mahnaz Afkhami

Born in Kerman, Iran, Mahnaz Afkhami is a leading proponent of women's rights in the Islamic world. She is president of Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) and executive director of the Foundation for Iranian Studies. She chaired the English department at the National University of Iran, founded the Association of Iranian University Women, and served as secretary general of the Women's Organization of Iran and minister of state for women's affairs prior to the Islamic revolution. She is the author of many books on women's roles in the Islamic world, including Safe and Secure: Eliminating Violence Against Women and Girls in Muslim Societies.


Resources for Teachers and Students

Reflections on Working Towards Peace