Rabia Kazan

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Rabia Kazan
Born Rabia Özden Kazan
(1976-06-25) 25 June 1976 (age 41)
Malatya, Turkey
Nationality Turkish
Occupation women's rights activist, author
Years active 1996 — present

Rabia Özden Kazan (born June 25, 1976 in Malatya, Turkey) is a Turkish best selling author, journalist.


She started her journalism career as a TV correspondent in 1996 with Istanbul Documentary, for the Turkish channel Flash TV. Then, she became a columnist for the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) affiliated newspaper Ortadoğu (gazete) where she worked there for six years. Meanwhile, she became known in Turkey through an important interview with Mehmet Ali Ağca, Then, she founded the news magazine Haber Revizyon in İstanbul.

In 2007, Kazan went to Iran and she witnessed child marriages, women trafficking and wedleases. She wrote a reportage on women condition in Tehran, Iran titled Tahran Melekleri ("The Angels of Tehran"), which was about Nikah mut‘ah. Kazan received various threats after her book published . Her book has become a bestseller in Turkey.

In 2008, Ms.Kazan married to Giacinto Licursi who was Italian lawyer, politician and she moved to Rome. During her stay in Italy, she actively promoted Secularism in Islam and prevention of child marriages and woman trafficking on different platforms including Italian TV Channels.

She had moved to USA in 2010 and worked for World Federation of United Nations Associations in United Nations for 2 years.

Ms. Kazan decided to remove her hijab in 2012, which she was forced to wear at the age of seven. After removing her hijab she has started working as a writer and women's rights activist at The International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA) , based in Switzerland.

She launched global campaign in 2014 named This Is Not My Allah against Islamic Terrorism with Alain Wagner ( A French political analyst ) in New York City.


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