Feminism, like faith, hinges on building an intentional and values-based community. Why then is the question so often asked of us as women of faith in the feminist movement, ‘how do you reconcile your faith with your feminism?’
With so much still to be desired of our society when it comes to advancing and protecting the interests of women and people of marginalized genders, Neelam Rose (Muslim Women’s Network) and Esther Raffell (René Cassin), challenge the premise of this question. In conversation, they grapple with race, religion, and intersectionality, and how to ‘keep faith in feminism’, seeing their communities as vehicles for building a liberated future
Speaker: Neelam Rose, Muslim Women’s Network UK; Host: Esther Raffell, René Cassin
Neelam Rose is Advocacy Officer at Muslim Women’s Network UK. She is an award-winning feminist campaigner and has worked in the human rights sector for over ten years, with a focus on issues impacting Muslim women. She has focused on the issues of gender-based violence and sexuality in the context of faith and women’s rights.
Esther Raffell is Campaigns Officer at René Cassin. She has a background in politics and grassroots organizing, including solidarity work. She is also a trained volunteer for Refuge’s 24/7 helpline, providing weekly crisis support for women experiencing domestic abuse. Esther holds an MA in Social and Cultural Anthropology.
This event is part of René Cassin’s New Horizons Women’s Rights Festival – featuring more than 30 free online events over ten days from 25 November to 6 December.
For more information, including a full schedule, visit – www.renecassin.org