Mahnaz Afkhami

WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Iranian American Women Foundation

May 23, 2018

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Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) Founder and President Mahnaz Afkhami was honored with the Shirzan Award for life-long leadership and community involvement at the 16th Annual Iranian American Women Foundation (IAWF) Conference on April 29, 2018 in Los Angeles.

Thoraya Ahmed Obaid to be WLP Board Chair

December 14, 2010

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After ten successful years as executive director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Thoraya Ahmed Obaid will leave that post January 1 and become Chair of WLP's Board of Directors. As the first Saudi Arabian woman to head any UN agency and a longtime crusader for women's rights and political empowerment, Dr. Obaid is no stranger to WLP's goals and approaches. We asked her a few questions about her new position.

Interview with Outgoing WLP Board Chair Jacqueline Pitanguy

December 13, 2010

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On January 1, 2011 Jacqueline Pitanguy retires after four years as Chair of WLP's Board of Directors. A sociologist and political scientist and native of Brazil, she will remain a WLP board member as she focuses on the non-governmental organization she founded in Rio de Janeiro in 1990, CEPIA (Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informaco e Acao – Citizenship, Studies, Oversight, Information and Action). CEPIA promotes human and citizenship rights on health, sexual and reproductive rights, violence, poverty, employment and access to justice.

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