Marieme Helie Lucas on the Case of Noura Hussein Hammad

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Marieme Helie Lucas is an Algerian sociologist, activist, founder of ‘Secularism is a Women’s Issue,’ and founder and former International Coordinator of ‘Women Living Under Muslim Laws.’  Here we talk about the case of Noura Hammad. Noura has been sentenced to death and has 15 days to appeal … Continue reading

Iowa Passes Most Restrictive Abortion Bill in America

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen An Iowa governor signed some legislation, recently. The legislation bans almost all abortions within the state of Iowa, by implication. The legislation states that if a heartbeat is detected, then abortion is not allowed by the physician. This is considered one of the most restrictive moves against reproductive … Continue reading

Q&A on International Youth Humanism with Marieke Prien — Session 2

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Scott Douglas Jacobsen: When you step down from the role, what will be the main lessons to pass on to the next president in terms of expectations and managing an international presence, which is no small feat? Marieke Prien: You need a good team and good plans. Without … Continue reading

Public Intellectual and Philosopher Rebecca Newberger Goldstein 

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen Professor Rebecca Newberger Goldstein is a novelist, philosopher, public intellectual, and visiting Professor of Philosophy and English at New York University and Visiting Professor of Philosophy at the New College of the Humanities. Scott Douglas Jacobsen: What is your family story? Rebeccer Newberger Goldstein: I was brought up … Continue reading

61st Commission on the Status of Women

By Scott Douglas Jacobsen At the United Nations (UN), on March 17, in their headquarters in New York, the secretary-general Antonio Guterres along with other high-ranking officials within the UN, such as the executive director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, discussed, and emphasized the need for, women’s international parity with men. Secretary-General António Guterres … Continue reading

“The Fragile State of Women’s Reproductive Rights”

On April 11, Canadian Atheist drew attention to this announcement The Morgentaler abortion clinic in Fredericton will close at the end of July following a 20-year fight with the New Brunswick government over funding. However, the conversation is not over! In an article in the Globe and Mail, Rachael Johnstone, an … Continue reading

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