Part of a series of interviews recorded at WLP International with WLP partners following transnational partners meeting, September 2015 (for use in Human Rights webinar). This interview is with Mahnaz Afkhami, Founder and President of Women's Learning Partnership (WLP), former Minister of Women's Affairs in Iran's pre-Revolution government, and Secretary General of the Women's Organization of Iran (1970-79).
Mahnaz Afkhami discusses the struggle for gender justice in Iran during her time as a government cabinet minister, and in more recent years. She discusses the difficult situation for women in present-day Iran and several examples of state-sanctioned violations of women's human rights. The interview discusses some of the most influential women leaders through 100 years of activism (since the end of the 19th century).