"Yasmine is one of the bravest people of our time. She is a shining example to all of us."
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Canadian 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 of Free Hearts Free Minds, an organization 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.
Yasmine works with the Ayaan Hirsi Ali Foundation and is on the Board Directors for Humanist Global Charity and for Atheists for Liberty . As well, she's a member of the prestigious 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.
She 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.