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Bonya Receives Freedom From Religion Foundation’s ‘Forward’ Award 2016

Thanks to Freedom from Religion Foundation for the Forward Award. Thanks for being a partner at this critical time, helping the freethinkers in Bangladesh from half the world away. Let me introduce myself first and then I will come to the situation in Bangladesh.

I am Rafida Bonya Ahmed, I normally write with my middle name […]

We must honour our dissenters: An interview with Maryam Namazie

In a personal conversation with Maryam Namzie I shared the story of Mukto-mona, discussed on key global issues what sort of future we envisage.

Click here to watch the interview

Talk in Women in Secularism 2016

fuuuuuuu. What an empowering couple of days. I don’t know if you guys felt it, but there has been so much power, so much strength in this room! What a diverse, talented and sassy group of women!
Thanks for giving me the opportunity to talk in this event. I will also like to take the […]

By |October 10th, 2016|Secularism, Women|2 Comments

keynote address at Reason Rally 2016 in Washington D.C

24 hours ago the wife of a police officer was killed in Bangladesh by Islamic Militants while walking her six years old son to school. According to her son, 3 people stabbed his mom all over her body and then shot her in the head before fleeing on a motor cycle.

Her fault?

That her husband, a […]

CNN Article: Whose death anniversary will I mourn next?

On the morning of February 26, as I was mourning the loss of my husband last year, I was left wondering something else: Whose death anniversary will I mourn next?

A year ago on Thursday, secular blogger Ananta Bijoy Das was attacked and killed on his way to work in northeastern Bangladesh. That attack came after […]

My talk at the Harvard Humanist Hub

I was honored to talk at the Harvard humanist Hub yesterday. The first part of the talk was very similar to the one I delivered in London for the Voltaire Lecture arranged by British Humanist Association, in 2015. In the second half of the talk, I tried to speak to the humanist community worldwide, […]

Epigraph for the Freedom of Thought Report

Rafida Ahmed writes in the preface to the 2015 edition, “once a country silences and intimidates its intellectuals and freethinkers, a vicious cycle of terror and extremism becomes inevitable”. We must not let that happen. Freedom of Thought Report: 2015

“My late husband, Avijit Roy, was a science author, a blogger, a writer on topics from […]

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