The world in a Sand Grain

Hosted by Sand_Grain

Current debate about contemporary life, ancient historical issues, and just about everything in between in different languages

  • 667
  • 27883
  • 12


Beyond Politics - Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay   Humanist listings

Started 11-Jan by Eliot (Elohimil); 366 views.
Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)


Nazanin Afshin-Jam is an Iranian-Canadian human rights activist. Nazanin is a graduate of UBC and furthered her studies at Queen's and the Sciences Po in Paris.

She has been speaking out on human rights abuses, particularly on women's and children's rights in the Middle East, at a number of prestigious venues including speeches at the United Nations, the EU and the British Parliament. She is the co-founder of Stop Child Executions and she is also a licensed pilot, flying both gliders and powered aircraft.

In 2012 she married Peter MacKay at a private ceremony in Mexico. They are expecting their first child this spring.



Beyond Politics - Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay

Most Canadians know Nazanin Afshin-Jam for her outspoken activism and as  the author of the celebrated book, The Tale of Two Nazanins. She is also known for her music, the songs "Someday: The Revolution Song" and " I Dance 4 U" were chart toppers but on Parliament Hill she's best known for her marriage to Ottawa's most eligible bachelor and current Defence Minister, Peter MacKay.

In reply toRe: msg 1
Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)


Nazanin Afshin-Jam talks about her new book and her fight to save an Iranian teenager.

CTVNews reports 22 May 2012.

Canadians may know her best as the former beauty queen who married Defence Minister Peter MacKay, but Nazanin Afshin-Jam hopes the world will see her as so much more after reading her new book, "The Tale of Two Nazanins: A Teenager on Death Row in Iran and the Canadian Who Vowed to Save Her."

sherlock72 23 May 2012 v


From: S0DASI


There's no need for Human Rights activism in Iran everyone has freedom to do what they want and be educated.... stop all the propaganda!!! 


From: Berylline


No partisan politics from this side, good for Nazanin Afshin-Jam. I only admire the very few people that could escape harsh life and giving out free views that were chocked in the past to learn from.



From: CaroWee


So cool of her to try to make sense of all the unfairness...

In reply toRe: msg 4
Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)


Nazanin definitely can do a huge difference within voicing her peaceful  ideas relaxed

Samurai (BushMesh)

From: Samurai (BushMesh)


Nazanin Afshin-Jam so beautiful and intelligent, I see these traits on a lot of Canadian women we know at the poetry club, it must be the cold weather and the sport activity that keeps them so... in the video below she explain how Iran became as it is at the present time.


Engage 2012 Toronto - Nazanin Afshin-Jam

 National Speakers Bureau 17 Dec 2012

Nazanin Afshin-Jam fled the Islamic Revolution to become an international human rights activist, singer/songwriter, author, Miss World Canada and co-founder of Stop Child Executions.

Ella (Steellar)

From: Ella (Steellar)


This is the harmony and good deeds you get when someone is born in a good family, no matter what country or religion background there is, it's the goodness of the whole ambiance in a family!

CONGRATS Peter MacKay for finding this particular gem!


Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)


This woman is so blessed of all sides...

I wish her all the best!!