Unmasking religious fundamentalisms: women’s rights, freedoms and resistance Session
What impact is the rise of religious fundamentalisms having on women’s rights and freedoms? How are activists fighting back?. This session – one of the top ten breakout sessions as voted for by Forum participants – shared insights from AWID’s research which gathered analysis from hundreds of activists on religious fundamentalisms, along with strategies and stories of challenge and resistance.
Speakers: Shareen Gokal, Sandra Dughman, Saira Zuberi, María Consuelo Mejía and Rebecca
Key insights from AWID’s report Towards a Future without Fundamentalisms and case studies were shared. The session also featured Catolicadas, a cartoon by Catholics for Choice (CDD)-Mexico which aims to provoke public debate on the role of the Catholic Church in Latin America…
…as well as an inspiring presentation by a young feminist activist from Meem, a support community for lesbians, bisexuals, queers, questioning women, and transgender.
AWID’s Resisting & Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms initiative
- Visit our Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms website where you will find news, articles, analysis, interviews, appeals and urgent actions regarding religious fundamentalism. Our webpage is available in English, Spanish and French
- Subscribe to our monthly/bimonthly Facing Fundamentalisms Newsletters featuring updates, analysis and resources from around the world challenging Religious Fundamentalisms. Only available in English.
- Check out our Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms latest publications on various matters related to religious fundamentalism available in English, Spanish and French.