Tribute to Our Valued Colleague, Activist and Friend
– Cassandra Balchin (24 May 1962—12 July 2012)
It is with the deepest sadness and sorrow that MWNUK announced on 12/06/12 the death of our friend, colleague and Chair of Muslim Women’s Network UK, Cassandra Balchin.
Although Cassandra was only diagnosed a few months ago, she unfortunately lost her battle against cancer.
Cassandra was a great women’s rights activist and worked tirelessly on advancing the rights of Muslim women. She was particularly an expert in family laws, marriage, divorce, parallel legal systems /plural legal orders and religious fundamentalisms. She wrote and contributed to many publications.
No words can adequately express our sadness at Cass’s death or our gratitude for the honour and privilege to work with her.
You may read some of our personal memories which we shared with Cass before her demise, and some of the condolence messages we received.
MWNUK endeavours to honour Cass's memory by continuuing to dedicate ourselves to the work she loved so much.
We know that she will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her across the world. And we know that many of you would like to offer condolences to her family and those who were close to her.
If so, please email your memories, messages or photographs to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add it to this tribute.