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Gita Sahgal

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Gita Sahgal is a British feminist, secularist and human rights campaigner. Born in Bombay, Sahgal became involved in activism after graduating from the School of African and Oriental Studies in London.[1] She has been involved in a number of organisations, co-founding Southall Black Sisters in 1979 and Women Against Fundamentalism in 1989.[2][3][1]

Sahgal became head of Amnesty International's gender unit in 2003 but was suspended by the organisation after she objected to its support for Moazzam Begg, a Taliban sympathiser.[4]

She is currently the executive director of Centre for Secular Space, which originated in 2010 and officially launched in 2013.[5][6] This independent think tank takes an overtly feminist stand in its promotion of human rights and opposition to terrorism.[7]

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