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Kimberly Schor
Phone: +(301) 654-2774

Yakin Erturk, Jacqueline Pitanguy, Mahnaz Afkhami and Masuma Hasan at WLP's Women and Democratic Transition in the Middle East event

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WLP President Mahnaz Afkhami is frequently interviewed as an expert on women’s rights issues in the Middle East and North Africa, on the international women's movement, and particularly on women in leadership, women and technology, Islam and women’s human rights, and culture and development.

We can connect media representatives with leading women's rights activists at our partner organizations in Brazil, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mauritania, Morocco, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestine, Senegal, Turkey, Zimbabwe, as well as the experts on our Board of Directors.


Selected Press Releases

November 20, 2017: Press Release: Women's Learning Partnership Joins #GivingTuesday Movement to Strengthen Global Gender Equality

October 4, 2017: Press Release: Women’s Learning Partnership Premieres New Documentary, 
Equality: It’s All in the Family

January 18, 2017: Media Advisory: Women’s Learning Partnership for Rights, Development and Peace Participating in the Women’s March on Washington on January 21

June 25, 2015: Press Release: Chair of WLP Board of Directors Earns 2015 United Nations Population Award

March 2, 2015: Media Advisory: Women’s Learning Partnership launches new documentary on effective advocacy strategies for women’s human rights in a globalized world with “Human Rights: The Unfinished Journey”


Selected Media Interviews

Mahnaz Afkhami, President and CEO

(Audio) "Arab Women's Struggle Against the Wind": A Longer Conversation with Mahnaz Afkhami, Sverigesradio, 2014

(Audio) "Women in the Middle East" KQED Forum with Michael Krasny (17:44 - 29:09), KQED, 2010

Lina Abou-Habib, Co-Executive Director

"Patriarchy is the Greatest Obstacle to Peace in the Middle East," KVINFO, 2015

Yakin Erturk, Board Member

"Swiss prosecutor quits 'useless' UN Syria Commission." Excerpt: Yakın Ertürk preceded Carla Del Ponte on the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria. What is her reaction to Del Ponte's resignation?, BBC World Service, 2017

"Due Diligence for women's human rights: transgressing conventional lines," openDemocracy, 2014

Asma Khader, Senior Advisor

"Asma Khader: A feminist warrior and legend of Jordan,", 2016

Jacqueline Pitanguy, Board Member

(Video) From the Frontlines: Women Battle War at John F. Kennedy School of Government; moderated by Ambassador Swanee Hunt (17:33 - 22:09), Harvard IOP, 2015

(Audio) Brazil Passes A New Law Specifically Outlawing Female Homicide-Femicide, PRI, 2015


Selected Video Interviews and Speaking Events

Leila Ahmed, Board Member
Frontline Club, 2012

Mahnaz Afkhami, President & CEO
Roosevelt Institute, Women and Girls Rising, 2014

Jacqueline Pitanguy, Board Member
Women's Forum Brazil, 2013

Asma Khader, Senior Advisor
Celebrating UN Women, 2011

Asma Khader, Senior Advisor
Tavaana, 2010 (Part 1)

Asma Khader, Senior Advisor
Tavaana, 2010 (Part 2)

Lina Abou-Habib, Mahnaz Afkhami, Asma Khader
CNN: Christiane Amanpour, 2010 (Part 1)

Lina Abou-Habib, Mahnaz Afkhami, Asma Khader
CNN: Christiane Amanpour, 2010 (Part 2)

Lina Abou-Habib, Mahnaz Afkhami, Asma Khader
CNN: Christiane Amanpour, 2010 (Part 3)

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