February 9, 2021
Women Leaving Islam: Stories of Courage and Change (with Maryam Namazie), The Thinking Atheist, 9 February 2021
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February 9, 2021
Can you be open with your family if you have doubts about your religion? Asian Network’s Big Debate, 9 February 2021 With CEMB’s Ali Malik Listen to the full programme here.
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February 6, 2021
Maryam Namazie, Human Rights Activist, Meenal’s World, 6 February 2021 Maryam’s work has focused on human rights violations against refugees, and has actively campaigned against sharia law. Maryam became well known for her critique of the treatment of women under Islamic regimes. We talk about her family history and her views on the right to speak up and appreciating the freedom we have in the west to voice our opinion. This episode is much more than Maryam the activist, she tells me about her childhood, and the future she wants to create for all the young girls who will follow...
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February 5, 2021
Do Justice and Let the Sky Fall, News Intervention, 5 February 2021
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February 1, 2021
Lost and found, sister-hood, 1 February 2021 Women Leaving Islam follows six young women’s trajectories out of the faith of their parents. Despite often highly traumatic stories, these young women are composed and articulate, and despite facing pushback for leaving Islam, from ostracisation to violence, they all have the sense of finding peace and a new sense of purpose after leaving the faith, despite the personal costs in terms of rejection by their family and community, the risks they face as apostates and constant harassment. Youtuber ‘Mimzy Vidz’ describes her growing discomfort with her family’s religion, despite having positioned herself as...
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January 29, 2021
World Hijab Day, la sfida delle femministe al velo islamico e alla sua celebrazione, ilFattoQuotidiano.it, 29 January 2021 Il 1 febbraio 2013 Nazma Khan, statunitense originaria del Bangladesh, lanciava il World Hijab Day, iniziativa dai tratti ambigui supportata dalle frange più tradizionaliste delle comunità islamiche, nella quale si afferma una sorta di orgoglio dell’indossare il velo o le altre più pesanti coperture del corpo delle donne nel nome della libertà religiosa, un messaggio rivolto in particolare ai paesi europei, come la Francia, che non adottano politiche multiculturali, diffuse invece in Gran Bretagna e Germania. In occasione dell’istituzione della giornata Ali...
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January 27, 2021
On Zara Kay, News Intervention, 27 January 2021
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January 22, 2021
Il festival per la libertà di espressione: parla l’ideatrice Emanuela Marmo 10-30 settembre 2021, Salerno Today, 22 January 2021
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January 21, 2021
Festival delle Arti per la libertà d’espressione, Di Redazione Informare, 21 January 2021
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January 19, 2021
From the hijab to freedom, Rahila Gupta, New Humanist, 19 January 2021 A new documentary “Women Leaving Islam”, by the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain, tells the story of six women escaping the violence of Islam’s modesty culture. On World Hijab Day, 1 February, the Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain (CEMB) will premiere Women Leaving Islam online, a documentary which explores the violence and repression that Islam’s modesty culture visits upon its women. Six women from the most diverse backgrounds, from different countries in the world and different wings of Islam but now settled in Europe and Australia, talk movingly of their journey...
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