Women Leaving Islam with Maryam Namazie - human rights activist and atheist
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She produced the film “Women Leaving Islam” in December 2020; published The Woman’s Quran; organised the first ever Apostasy Day on 22 August and Atheist Day on 21 March with an international coalition of ex-Muslim groups.
She organised the largest gatherings of ex-Muslims in history, including at De Balie’s Celebrating Dissent; led a topless protest at Pride London in 2017 in defence of LGBT rights with placards saying “Allah is Gay” and “LGBT rights are universal”.
She also took part in a nude protest in defense of women’s rights in the Middle East and North Africa, initiated a Day to Stand with Bangladesh’s Bloggers and Activists; an International Day to Defend Amina and the Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar 2012-2013, founded Iran Solidarity, and helped launch the Manifesto for a Free and Secular Middle East and North Africa.
In 2006, Maryam signed signed a statement of 12 writers against Islamic totalitarianism with Salman Rushdie, Taslima Nasrin and others.