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Innovative Tools and Strategies for Strengthening Women's Leadership in Muslim SocietiesSymposium Presentations Mahnaz Afkhami Janice Brodman Noeleen Heyzer Bushra Jabre Aruna Rao Najat Rochdi  
Innovative Tools and Strategies for Strengthening Women's Leadership in Muslim SocietiesSpeaker's Biographies MAHNAZ AFKHAMI is Founder and President of the Women's Learning Partnership, Executive Director of the Foundation for Iranian Studies, and former Minister of State for Women's Affairs in Iran. In exile in the United States, Ms.
Left to Right: Emma Sepúlveda, Mahnaz Afkhami, Rose Styron, Meena Alexander, Abena Busia New York City WLP in Collaboration with: State of the World Forum 2000 Participants: Meena Alexander (India), Abena Busia (Ghana), Emma Sepúlveda (Argentina), and Rose Styron (USA)
Innovative Tools and Strategies for Strengthening Women's Leadership in Muslim SocietiesPROGRAM 9:15 AM REGISTRATION 9:45 AM WELCOME     MAHNAZ AFKHAMI . . Bio | Paper     President, Women's Learning Partnership
In order to raise awareness about the importance of a strong cadre of women leaders in strengthening civil society in the Middle East, Africa, and elsewhere, and to generate global dialogue on this issue during the United Nations' General Assembly Special Session on Beijing + 5, WLP convened the international symposium Cultural Boundaries & Cyber Spaces: Innovative Tools and Strategies for Strengthening Women's Leadership in Muslim Societies in New York on June 1, 2000. The symposium brought together activists, scholars, and influential women leaders in politics, civil society, media, and information technologies from Muslim societies and elsewhere in the Global South. Discussions focused on women's definitions of leadership, new approaches to leadership, and women's uses of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to empower themselves and each other, strengthen their full potential, and mobilize grassroots communities around common causes. Speakers included Speakers included Mahnaz Afkhami, Davar Ardalan, Janice Brodman, Charlotte Bunch, Gillian Caldwell, Noeleen Heyzer, Bushra Jabre, Zahira Kamal, Asma Khader, Amina Lemrini, Jacki Lyden, Thoraya Obaid, Ayo Obe, Shazia Rafi, Aruna Rao, and Najat Rochdi.
Left to Right: Mahnaz Afkhami, Abena Busia, Ama Ata Aidoo  Washington DC WLP in Collaboration with: The African and Middle Eastern Division of The Library of Congress Participants: Ama Ata Aidoo (Ghana), Mahnaz Afkhami (Iran), Samar Attar (Syria), Carolyn Forché (USA), and Grace Paley (USA)
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