Anissa Hélie

Anissa Hélie
History

Anissa Hélie grew up in Algiers, Algeria, and has been involved with various women’s organizations and transnational networks – serving as Director of the Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) International Coordination Office for 5 years (2000-2004). Anissa Hélie speaks internationally sexuality, wars and conflicts, religious fundamentalisms and women’s human rights. She has widely published on these topics, including: Documenting Women’s Rights Violations by Non-State Actors: Experiences of Activists from Muslim communities (2006), “The Politics of Abortion Policy in the Heterogeneous Muslim World”, in Self-Determination and Women’s Rights in Muslim Societies, Raghavan, Chitra and Levine, James (eds.), Brandeis University, Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law Series (forthcoming July 2012), and Sexuality in Muslim Contexts: Rights and Resistance, London: ZED Press (forthcoming October 2012).