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It is important to raise awareness about the abuse and oppression experienced by Muslim women across the globe.

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

“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.

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.

Maryam Amir launching her new Woman Quran Reciters app (Qariah) during Ramadan, is another example of women literally finding their voice.

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!

Sexual abuse is a pandemic that needs to be addressed and talked about… and I too wanted to get justice.

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.

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.

Check out this blog version of our recent 'Let's Talk' video about ICP, hosted by our presenter Ayisha Karim!

I thought it would be great to highlight some amazing black Muslim women who are working hard in their careers to drive change!

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.

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?

Some of the Muslim women competing have a had very different journey to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics – those in the Olympic Refugee Team.

Putting forward why the law reforms in respect of intimate image abuse must take into account the intersectional experiences of victims.

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 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”

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!

Muslim women led, women and girl focussed - new not for profit organisation giving Muslim donors more choice.

This is my story entailing my experience as a first time mum with acute postpartum depression and anxiety.

As a pharmacist, every year I get questions about medicines and if it’s ok to take certain medicines during fasting.

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.

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

This pregnancy complication characterised by an extreme form of sickness can be a horrific, lonely experience, but more support is available

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.

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.

Alcohol addiction may be a response to increasing levels of domestic abuse and it is probably being used as a coping mechanism.

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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