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Alaa Murabit:
What my religion really says about women

TEDWomen 2015 · 12:13 · Filmed May 2015
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Strong faith is a core part of Alaa Murabit's identity — but when she moved from Canada to Libya as a young woman, she was surprised how the tenets of Islam were used to severely limit women's rights, independence and ability to lead. She wondered: Was this really religious doctrine? With humor, passion and a refreshingly rebellious spirt, she shares how she found examples of female leaders across the history of her faith — and how she speaks up for women using verses from the Koran.

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Alaa Murabit champions women’s participation in peace processes and conflict mediation. Full bio
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