Raquel Evita Saraswati is an American Muslim activist and writer whose primary area of focus is the rights of women and girls in the Muslim world and in Islamic communities in the West.
Raquel is a vocal advocate for religious reform, freedom of speech, and equal rights for women and girls. She works to eradicate honor and gender-based violence (including female genital mutilation), end forced and child marriages, and protect the separation of religion and state.
Raquel's work has been published in papers and journals worldwide, and she has lectured in North America and Europe on issues like honor killings, dissent and the role of women in transforming the Muslim world. Raquel also works with Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser at the American Islamic Forum for Democracy.