A Celebration of Iranian Women’s Leadership

The Georgetown University Institute for Women, Peace and Security honored Iranian women for their enduring fight for human rights during a London ceremony on October 1st, 2019.

As Iran’s regime continues to provoke international debate, the country is going through one of the darkest moments in history with respect to human rights and, in particular, women’s rights. This event showcased the long tradition of Iranian women’s leadership and the diversity of ways women inside Iran and in the diaspora have been committed to women’s rights.




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Dr. Shirin Ebadi

Nobel Laureate and Human Rights Champion


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Mahnaz Afkhami

First Iranian Minister for Women’s Affairs


Featuring remarks from:


Shadi Sadr

Executive Director, Justice for Iran


Pooneh Ghoddoosi



Leila Alikarami

Lawyer and Human Rights Advocate


October 1, 2019

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Royal United Services Institute

London, United Kingdom


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