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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.

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.

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.

‘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…

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.

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.

In light of Black History Month, I thought I would share some of my favourite books written by black Muslim women.

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...

The number of calls received by the MWN UK's Helpline has increased with the top calls being about domestic abuse and mental health.

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.

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.

I thought I'd highlight a few talented British Muslim female authors who have written great novels you may not know about!

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 writer, director and producer, Nida Manzoor, successfully conveys that “there’s no one cookie-cutter way of being a Muslim woman”

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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