Mahnaz Afkhami born Kerman, Iran January 14, 1941. Human rights activist; Iran's first Minister of Women's Affairs, 1976-78. Founded Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP), 2000.
"The crass infringement of women’s rights we see in the Muslim world has more to do with power, patriarchy, and misuse of religion as political weapon than with religion properly understood as individual faith." ("Gender Apartheid, Cultural Relativism, and Women’s Human Rights"; 2011 photo Wikipedia)