ForbesWoman sat down with Mahnaz Afkhami, a leading advocate of women’s rights in the Islamic world, to talk about what how Iranian women have become a model for many and what it is that Muslim women really want. Born in Kerman, Iran, Afkhami now lives in exile in the U.S. She is founder and president of the Women’s Learning Partnership, executive director of the Foundation for Iranian Studies and former minister for women’s affairs in Imperial Iran. She serves on several advisory boards, and she is the author of numerous publications that have been distributed internationally.
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