Being a woman in many societies is not easy. In traditional Islamist homes a woman can very often find herself firmly in second place – and that can include being subjected to violent abuse. In Sweden, there have even been cases of women being locked in their homes for up to 15 years, says women’s rights activist Jill Sorensen.
Sorensen is a Swedish-American model, interior designer and women’s rights advocate. She’s the co-founder of Knockout Abuse, a non-profit that builds awareness and financial support to eradicate domestic violence and help women and children whose lives have been shattered by abuse, poverty and homelessness.
Clarion National Correspondent spoke with Sorensen about her work including her article Would Pippi Longstocking Wear a Niqab?
You can hear more from Sorensen in this podcast: