"Yasmine is one of the bravest people of our time. She is a shining example to all of us."
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Human rights campaigner Yasmine Mohammed advocates for the rights of women living within Muslim majority countries, as well as those who struggle under religious fundamentalism in general.
She is the founder and President of Free Hearts Free Minds, a nonprofit charity that provides mental health support for members of the LGBT community and freethinkers living within Muslim majority countries- where both 'crimes' can be punished by execution.
Her book, Unveiled, is a memoir/polemic that recalls her experiences growing up in a fundamentalist Islamic household and her arranged marriage to a member of Al-Qaeda. In it, she sheds light on the religious trauma that so many women still today are unable to discuss. Unveiled has been translated into eleven languages so far: German, Finnish, Catalan, Swedish, French, Farsi, Arabic, Indonesian, Urdu, and Spanish and Italian. Copies of her book in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, and Indonesian can be accessed here for free courtesy of The Richard Dawkins Foundation.
She is also the host of podcast Forgotten Feminists- where she has conversations with inspirational women from restrictive religious backgrounds who have fought and who have overcome. There are countless women who have survived insurmountable odds, overcoming the most vicious of obstacles, and whose names you will not recognize. They are the unsung heroes. The warriors hidden in the shadows. They are the Forgotten Feminists.
Yasmine works with the Ayaan Hirsi Ali Foundation and is a co-Founder and co-Director of the CLARITy Coalition. She is also on the Board of Directors for Humanist Global Charity and for Atheists for Liberty. As well, she's a member of the Center for Inquiry (CFI) Speaker’s Bureau.
She has spoken in Canadian parliament on M103 and ‘Islamophobia’ and has been featured in many mainstream media publications such as: CNN, CBC, BBC, ABC Australia, Al Jazeera, New York Times, Charlie Hebdo, Le Point, The Jerusalem Post, and many others.
Yasmine has spoken in Ivy League universities such as Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and Dartmouth and for many organizations including: The Freedom From Religion Foundation, Ayaan Hirsi Ali Foundation, Ayn Rand Institute, and Think Inc.