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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...

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!

A poem about love. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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.

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.

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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

Asma worked with Sangini to combat loneliness and anxiety during Covid; find out more about this incredible community development worker.

Today is the last day of learning disability week, an awareness raising initiative that is of particular significance to me.

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.

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.

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

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!

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