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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.

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.

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...

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.

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!

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.

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.

When discussing women’s empowerment, it's useful to reconcile lessons and values from inspiring women in Islamic history with modern life.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

My experience of being a Muslim girl in the UK Foster care system and how I found peace in Islam.

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.

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

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.

I have written an article on hope; I hope the reader will benefit and share with those that need some hope in their lives.

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

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

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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