According to the chairwoman of the French women’s rights group “Ni Putes Ni Soumises” (Neither Whores Nor Submissives), Sihem Habchi, Hussein’s niqab-wearing journey to Paris took her from Sudan on September 18, 2009 and into Sanaa Yemen, Cairo and Amman before she arrived in France.
In each country, Lubna Hussein met with women’s rights activists.
Arriving in Paris on November 18, 2009. Lubna Hussein spoke at a gathering in Paris that evening, organized by NPNS.
According to Deutsche Welle, Lubna joined a NPNS protest with residents in a town east of Paris. The group was supporting a Muslim woman whose husband poured petrol over her, then set her on fire. Anne