Atikah Amalina kindly answered some questions about her career in tech to hopefully inspire all Muslim women to pursue their desired career!
Atikah Amalina kindly answered some questions about her career in tech to hopefully inspire all Muslim women to pursue their desired career!
The Muslim Women’s Advisory Group launched at the House of Lords. They will strengthen the advocacy work of MWNUK and APPG on Muslim Women.
I thought I would share some of my goals for the new year as a Muslim woman, particularly focusing on spiritual wellbeing and Islam.
Congratulations to the 14 Muslim women recognised in the King’s first New Year’s Honours 2023.
As a Muslim women, here are my reflections on the publication of The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)...
It is important to raise awareness about the abuse and oppression experienced by Muslim women across the globe.
Stress is an inevitable part of life. Unfortunately, we cannot escape stress, but there are a lot of things we can do to help manage it!
The Othered Woman: How White Feminism Harms Muslim Women takes a deep dive into the relationship that white feminism has with Muslim women.
I thought only periods and sex was a taboo issue in my community… until I started experiencing peri-menopausal symptoms.
Celebs have jumped on the bandwagon of supporting women's rights, but their words are hollow when silent on the oppression of Muslim women.
An account of the vigil in memory of Fawziyah Javed by her mother Yasmin Javed in collaboration with MWNUK, One Million Rise and Amina MWRC
Razia Hadait was one of the members of public who were fortunate enough to be invited to Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral...
Sharing my experience about being suicidal - the thought process, challenge this thinking, moments and when I didn’t realise I needed help.
I quite often get asked if a destination I visited was “Muslim friendly” or not. Muslim friendly could mean a variety of different things…
A short account of my personal experience as being a Muslim Shia in Britain and where some Shia Muslim beliefs stem from.
“Behind every great man is a great woman”; it’s time to take a look at the amazing Muslim women involved in Pakistan’s independence.
England’s Lionesses ground-breaking achievement of winning Euro 2022 can inspire girls across different communities to play football.
Report uncovers a culture of maternity abuse contributing to 1 in 5 Muslim women saying their maternity care is ‘poor’ or ‘very poor.’
The first British Muslim Female of Kashmiri Heritage to receive an MBE in Sparkbrook, one of the most deprived wards in the West Midlands.
The biggest barrier is that there is not enough representation… no one that I could look up to as a Muslim, British Pakistani, blind woman.
While the country celebrates this anniversary, we thought we use this opportunity to see what some Muslim women have to say about the Queen…
Q&A with Ayisha Karim, author of Super Star Muslim Women – a children’s book series that shares stories of Islamic female role models!
She was a Muslim feminist and was talking about Islamic feminism at a time when many Muslim women in the UK were not.
Friends are the family you choose. As adults, we need to decide who fits into our lives and who is right for us, emotionally…
Maryam Amir launching her new Woman Quran Reciters app (Qariah) during Ramadan, is another example of women literally finding their voice.
Approaching and during Ramadan, I realise how in need I am of a spiritual reset to nourish my mind, body, and soul...
So, this rant is for all you mothers who are having a hard time not being recognised or acknowledged for the things you do every single day
She’s my heroine, my superwoman! So let us remember ladies, the women around us where we can draw our strength from...
A little dedication to my grandmother and appreciation of some of the challenges she faced in her childhood and early adulthood.
This poem talks about the reality we have created online via filters and how we all want to look like each other.
We want to highlight 5 Muslim women breaking barriers in their fields and paving the way for other Muslim women.
Netflix's latest true-crime documentary, follows three women who were conned by a convicted criminal posing as a billionaire on Tinder.
I’d love to share Maryam Wahid’s story and career, to perhaps inspire you and many other Muslim women to chase YOUR creative dreams!
Sexual abuse is a pandemic that needs to be addressed and talked about… and I too wanted to get justice.
SST was founded to advocate anti-sexual harassment education and provide a safe space for student survivors of all various backgrounds.
‘Lost and Found’ tells you about my faith journey and how I found my spiritual calm over the years - I hope you can relate to this poem.
The number of times the Helpline was contacted via phone, text, email or webchat rose from over 3000 times (2020) to 4000 times in 2021.
It seems as though the answer would be pretty simple, but in actual fact it is multifaceted. We will explore in detail each aspect…
Muslim women are less likely to be given an award. Of the 54 Muslims given medals, only 35 per cent (19) were women.
Never let us forget the contributions women like my mum made to our beautiful district - quietly, with compassion and grace.
My husband was a front-line worker and we both contracted COVID whilst I was 33 weeks pregnant; it was a worrying time.
It’s Human Rights Day today and I want to talk about the Black, South Asian, Arab and other ethnic minority victims of femicide in the UK.
#FreeBritney is more than just about Britney and her rights, it’s about justice and freeing women across the globe who are also oppressed.
When discussing women’s empowerment, it's useful to reconcile lessons and values from inspiring women in Islamic history with modern life.
Check out this blog version of our recent 'Let's Talk' video about ICP, hosted by our presenter Ayisha Karim!
A book review of Ed Husain's newest book 'Among the Mosques' in which he explores mosques around Modern-day Britain.
Across the world, the poorest people and communities of colour are too often those bearing the brunt of the climate crisis.
In light of Black History Month, I thought I would share some of my favourite books written by black Muslim women.
I thought it would be great to highlight some amazing black Muslim women who are working hard in their careers to drive change!
Netflix women centred Indian drama series about five ‘begums’ dealing with their own personal struggles while facing with everyday sexism.
This article is my dedication to those warriors who fight depression every day. You are strong! You are the strongest!
Here are a few online media platforms and magazines aimed at Muslims, some of which particularly focus on Muslim women and girls.
I remember exactly when I received the news that my dad had early on set vascular dementia...
We explore the personal experiences of Muslim millennial's who grew up in a post 9/11 world.
The number of calls received by the MWN UK's Helpline has increased with the top calls being about domestic abuse and mental health.
MWNUK are heartbroken to learn that Fawziyah Javed was taken from this world way too soon.
The organ donation law has now changed. The 'opt out' system for organ donation started in England from 19th May 2020.
How I progressed in my media career to cover the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as a digital content executive with Team GB!
This article discusses the challenges of choosing Muslim baby girl names and stories of how people decide names.
A book review of 'In Order To Live' by Yeonmi Park about her journey to freedom as she escaped North Korea.
Is there pressure on new mothers to exclusively breastfeed and how realistic are these expectations?
Discussing an example of 'better relations between men and women' in the workplace, particularly in the South Asian film & TV industry.
Some of the Muslim women competing have a had very different journey to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – those in the Olympic Refugee Team.
I thought I'd highlight a few talented British Muslim female authors who have written great novels you may not know about!
Women and football…it is a topic that has attracted much attention recently due to the increased presence of female football fans.
Putting forward why the law reforms in respect of intimate image abuse must take into account the intersectional experiences of victims.
A review of GHKKPM post #BoycottGHKKPM, acknowledging the importance of dance and music for story progress and the achievements of #NeilSha
Asma worked with Sangini to combat loneliness and anxiety during Covid; find out more about this incredible community development worker.
A review into why the loyal fans of the popular Indian Television show 'Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyaar Meiin' decided to trend #BoycottGHKKPM
Today is the last day of learning disability week, an awareness raising initiative that is of particular significance to me.
The unfortunate reality is that many grow up and remain in refugee camps – so, what is life like in the world's largest refugee camps?
The writer, director and producer, Nida Manzoor, successfully conveys that “there’s no one cookie-cutter way of being a Muslim woman”
My experience of being a Muslim girl in the UK Foster care system and how I found peace in Islam.
Fraud cases are more prevalent now especially due to Covid and have become more sophisticated, it is time to be more alert than ever before!
Roohia shares her experience of being mentored by artist Padma Rao and working with community groups to produce an exhibition of Islamic Art
Making mental health first aid a part of regular first-aid training requirements is critical for mental health support in the workplace
It is rare to find Muslim female directors being recognised for their creative talent, therefore this blog aims to highlight some of them!
Muslim women led, women and girl focussed - new not for profit organisation giving Muslim donors more choice.
Parvin talks about her life as an artist; her latest work will be part of the Srijoni Exhibition at Arts Centre Washington from 18 May 2021
This is my story entailing my experience as a first time mum with acute postpartum depression and anxiety.
While it is openly addressed that those who are not physically fit, should not fast, Muslims with poor mental health are often overlooked.
As a pharmacist, every year I get questions about medicines and if it’s ok to take certain medicines during fasting.
Ever since the Sarah Everard murder there has been an ongoing discussion on the role of men when it comes to women’s safety.
MWN Hub decided to interview one of the many inspirational Muslim female doctors who has been treating COVID-19 patients in hospital.
The British judiciary is still overwhelmingly white and male and there is not a single BAME judge in the Supreme Court.
Thanks to my dad and our regular trips to the library, it seems that books have always been such a meaningful part of my life.
People of Bangladeshi ethnicity are twice as likely to die of Covid than those of White British ethnicity
Even in 2020 I find myself stuck at the same crossroads I found myself at ten years ago when I began to come out.
I’m here to tell you that, single or not, the most important form of love is self-love!
Here are a couple of Muslim women science geniuses to show Muslim girls they too can end up being leaders in their field.
Race Equality Week is an opportunity for us to address race inequalities and seek legislative solutions to help tackle racial discrimination
2010 - this was the year my life turned upside down and I didn’t even know it, nor would I for the next eight years.
This pregnancy complication characterised by an extreme form of sickness can be a horrific, lonely experience, but more support is available
Smear tests save lives yet BAME women are less likely to have them. MWNUK tested attitudes of Muslim women through a survey.
It is vital that we raise awareness about STIs and put an end to the taboo nature that surrounds this topic.
Even though people from Black and Asian backgrounds are more likely to die from Covid-19, they are more reluctant to have the vaccine.
Life can be so beautiful if we allow ourselves to believe we deserve happiness. Do what you love, smile more and be kind to yourself.
Cultural misconceptions and incorrect interpretations of religion can often result in discrimination and stigma against disabled individuals
A poem about family abuse, written by a victim and survivor of domestic abuse.
Urgent reform is needed of the Victim's Right to Review (VRR) if we are to stop failing victims of rape and sexual abuse
I have written an article on hope; I hope the reader will benefit and share with those that need some hope in their lives.
Whether you are for it or against it, whatever you decide, please ensure you get your facts and research from proper resources.
We could not stand by and allow the awful perpetrator to succeed in sharing their vile, anti-Semitic message.
A summary of obtaining Forced Marriage Protection Orders and other issues that people have to deal with surrounding FMPO
Saudi Arabia may be polishing its image to the world but continues to hold women's rights campaigners without charge or trial.
Alcohol addiction may be a response to increasing levels of domestic abuse and it is probably being used as a coping mechanism.
I had the pleasure of watching and writing down my first and final impressions of the ‘A Suitable Boy’ series.
Our mantra in Tell MAMA, is to be 'Upstanders and not Bystanders' and we have used this phrase for over 7 years in our campaigning.
If their hard work was able to get them the vote by the end of World War One, then I'm sure those women also deserve a poppy!
Labour MP Naz Shah and Conservative MP Caroline Nokes launch a new APPG on Muslim women to provide a more powerful way to help them be heard
Directors Smriti Mundhra and Sarita Khurana shift perspective and expose patriarchy in their documentary about arranged marriage.
Let's take a moment to question how well we know our body, especially our breasts? We should normalise regularly checking our breasts.
Coins will enter circulation today featuring the words 'Diversity Built Britain'. Here are 4 BAME women who helped shape British history.
Ladies, it’s time we break societal and cultural taboos surrounding our periods. I’m here to get the conversation started about your period!
How to stay safe. Scams are becoming increasingly sophisticated with some fraudsters even mimicking UK mobile numbers.
Have online platforms created another medium for men to assert control and manipulation over women?
Attending the madrassah (mosque school) was always something I was excited about as a child.
Celebrating World Friendship Day is just one of the ways we can acknowledge our awesome sidekicks and show them how much we love them!
Eid-ul-Adha, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, is the three-day Muslim festival which is held to commemorate Prophet Ibrahim.
Carers UK estimate that there are around half a million carers from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.
South Asian Heritage Month is about reclaiming the history and identity of British South Asians and for them to be able to tell their storie
Although I feel squeamish when giving my blood only for a blood test, I would still try and donate blood if I could.
Unfortunately, I have had a first-hand experience of being told that I can't be with my partner just because of the colour of his skin.
It broke my heart seeing Shurki Abdi's mother in tears. Losing a child is one of the deepest sorrows a heart can know.
Is the root cause of many women's problems a lack of financial independence and financial education?
Laylatul Qadr (the Night of Power) is one of the most sacred nights in the Islamic calendar
I hear many engaging in conversation about Ramadhan and how this year it will not be the same.
Acts of stalking and harassment are more common than we think, with it affecting people's lives in numerous ways
Unlike others, my spiritual journey started quite late in life. As I began to read about Islam, I started to make changes in my life.
During these challenging times, there have been many concerns about how this is all going to work
As a country, the next few weeks are full of uncertainty and this can be particularly worrying for individuals, families and communities.
The concept of sexual intimacy seems almost non-existent amongst the Muslim community.
It feels empowering to know that Muslim women are not bowing down in the face of disadvantage.
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