Zeinaba Kane

Country

Senegal

Known for

President of Women of the Rassemblement Islamique du Sénégal (RIS) / Alwahda

Dates

Hijri Unknown-Present (AH); Common Era Unknown-Present (CE)

Zeinaba Kane

Biography

Zeinaba Kane is the President of Women of the Rassemblement Islamique du Sénégal (RIS) / Alwahda, the largest Islamic organization in Senegal, which is composed of over forty Islamic associations. Ms. Kane is also responsible for the communications of the NGO REFAC, which works for the improvement of living conditions for rural women in Senegal. From 2002 to 2008 she was the President of Women for the Association of Muslim students in Senegal. Ms. Kane has written many articles, including articles on the identity of Muslim women in Senegal and feminism in Islam. She is often invited on radio and television shows to discuss the place of Muslim women in Senegalese society. Ms. Kane received her PhD in Law at the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar.

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