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About Sussan Tahmasebi

Sussan Tahmasebi is a women’s rights and civil society activist. Director of the MENA/Asia program at the International Civil Society Action Network, which she co-founded, Sussan works on women’s movement building and the promotion of women’s rights, in Islamic contexts and amid shrinking civil society space. She worked in Iran for ten years and co-founded the grassroots One Million Signatures Campaign to reform gender-biased laws. She's on Twitter @sussantweets.

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Violence against women and extremism are intrinsically linked: overlooking this puts rights at risk

Religious groups we work with, in the fight against extremism, must have a commitment to universal rights – as well as peace.

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