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Ahlebait TV 25/7/2015
Shaista Gohir joined a panel discussion Child Sexual Exploitation. You can watch the clips here: Part 1 and Part 2
 
ITV News 22/7/2015
Shaista Gohir was interviewed on how ISIS use social media and children for propaganda. See video here.
 
Channel 4 News 15/7/2015
Shaista Gohir was interviewed by Jon Snow on 'What can be done about ISIS'. See video  here.


 
BBC 3 Counties Radio 6/7/2015
General Secretary Mussurut Zia spoke on why people are choosing to go and live in "Islamic State" following the departure of family from Luton.
 
Guardian 6/7/2015
Shaista Gohir wrote article for the Comment is Free section outlining that ' Media Scares about Shariah Marriages Miss the Point' . The article was shared 1096 times and gathered 431 comments.  In the article Shaista highlights that some Muslims are not having civil marriages to avoid sharing assets should the marriage break down and not because of religious conservatism or extremism as promoted by some sections of the media and commentators. You can read it  here
 
BBC News 2/7/2015
Chair, Shaista Gohir was on the  Victoria Derbyshire  programme discussing the need for research into why some British people are being brainwashed by IS.
 
BBC Radio 19/6/2015
Mussurut Zia  has done a number of media interviews (16 to 19 June) discussing the  radicalisation  of British Muslim women, and whether the face  veil  should be banned following the controlled explosion in Watford.  The radio stations included:  Radio 5 Live, Radio Oxford and 3 Counties Radio.
 
Big Centre TV 29/5/2015
Faeeza Vaid was interviewed about the MWNUK's work against forced marriage. See the video here.
 
BBC News Website 28/5/2015
MWNUK appeared in a recent article on 'The Workshops Helping Women to Stand up to Forced Marriage'. To read the full article please click here
 
Channel S 25/4/2015
Vice- Chair Nazmin Akthar Sheikh was on Channel S discussing matters related to women and elections and the importance of involving yourself in the process to effect change and using your right to vote.
 
Brit Asia TV 20/4/2015
Faeeza Vaid was on Brit Asia TV's Sunny and Shay Show talking about Domestic Violence in Asian communities and the negative impacts on victims which can include mental health and self harming.
 
The Hindu 6/4/2015
Mussarrat Zia, General Secretary of MWN-UK, commented on the IS need for women to bear children to help establish and firmly ground their ideologies. Ms Zia highlights that the vulnerabilities of young UK citizens, such as the need for equality and freedom is what attracts them to IS.
 
BBC Midlands Today 18/3/2015
Faeeza Vaid commented in response to 500 children across the West Midlands revealed as victims of, or vulnerable to, sexual exploitation in the first half of last year.
 
BBC News 12/3/2015
Faeeza Vaid commented in response to the research report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on Religious or Belief Discrimination in the workplace.
 
BBC News 12/3/2015
Faeeza Vaid commented on BBC News in response to the research report published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) on Religious or Belief Discrimination in the workplace.
 
BBC Radio - Humberside, Berkshire, Derby, Leicester, Lancashire, Sussex and Surrey 8/3/2015
General Secretary Mussurut Zia highlighted the many issues Muslim women in the UK face, including access to mosques in their local communities.
 
Radio 4, Radio London and BBC London 94.9 24/2/2015
Mussarat Zia was interviewed about the three young girls who went missing from Bethnal Green Academy. It is feared they have fled to join the IS
 
SKY News 22/2/2015
Mussarat Zia, was interviewed by Sky news regarding the three missing girls from Bethnal Green Academy who have been thought to have joined IS.
 
BBC Breakfast 21/2/2015
Mussarat Zia, was interviewed regarding the missing girls who have been thought to have joined the IS group.
 
BBC Asian Network Radio 29/1/2015
The announcement of MWNHelpline going live as from 14th January 2015.
 
Radio 5 26/1/2015
The launch of MWNHelpline has been announced and is live. 
 
BBC WM Radio 25/1/2015
Launch of MWNHelpline has gone live and is already receiving calls.
 
The Asians 23/1/2015
The Asians (Radio) announced the launch of MWNHelpline.
 
The Telegraph 19/1/2015
MWNHelpline has gone live. 'Brithish Muslim Women's helpline: Their voices won't go unheard again'
 
The Guardian 15/1/2015
MWNHelpline has gone live! article in The Guardian: 'British Muslim Womens Helpline...Their voices won't go unheard again'
 
BBC 3 Counties Radio 12/1/2015
Mussarat Zia, General Secretary of MWNUK, took an active part in a discussion about if British Muslims should do more to challenge extremism aftermath of Paris shootings.
 
BBC World News 24/11/2014
                                               

On 24th November 2014, Faeeza again spoke on BBC World News about Child Sexual Exploitation and the grooming of Asian and Muslim girls.

 
BBC Midlands Today 17/11/2014
                                               

On 17th November 2014, Executive Director Faeeza Vaid, spoke about issues such as Child Sexual Exploitation, grooming, abuse and societal misogyny on BBC Midlands Today.

 
BBC Asian Network and Radio 4's File on Four 28/10/2014
                                               

On 28th October 2014, MWNUK Chair Shaista Gohir, was interviewed by BBC Asian Network, and  Radio4's File on 4 - 'The Last Taboo'. MWNUK are pleased thatthe Sexual Exploitation of Asian girls is being acknowledged moreby the media. When MWNUK first started raising this issue 2 years ago this was not the case.

 
3 Counties Radio 9/10/2014
                                               

On 8th October 2014, MWNUK General Secretary Mussurut Zia, spoke about ISIS on 3 Counties Radio. The question asked was whether Muslims should come forward and distance themselves publicly from ISIS. MWNUK believe more needs to be done to create safe spaces and enduring relationships within Muslim communities. There is also a need to look externally so that young Muslims are not attracted by such extremist and misguided organisations.

 
The SundayTimes 6/10/2014
                                               

On 5th October 2014, Executive Director Faeeza Vaid made the front cover of ‘The Sunday Times’ Magazine. Her personal story was part of a feature challenging the stereotypes of what it means to be a young British Muslim.

 
British Muslim TV 13/9/2014
                                               

On Friday 12th September at 5pm Executive Director, Faeeza Vaid appeared on British Muslim TV’s Sister Hour. She was interviewed by presenter Sakina Le Noir of 'Pearls of Islam’, and spoke on the topic of Empowerment of Women: Women in Society. The discussion included MWNUK, Muslim female role models, and Islamic feminism.

 
BBC Scotland 31/8/2014
                                               

On August 30th, Executive Director Faeeza Vaid spoke on BBC Scotland discussing the Rotherham report, as well as the particular vulnerabilities of Asian victims that are exploited, as found through MWNUK Independent research inUnheard Voices.

 
BBC Radio 4, North West, Russia Today,BBC Radio Lancashire and Manchester 27/8/2014
                                               

On August 26th- 27thMussurut Zia commented on BBC Radio 4, BBC North West and Russia Today on the Rotherham report into child sexual abuse. She also discussed issues relating to Syria on BBC Radio Lancashire and Manchester.

 
Breakfast BBC Radio London and BBC Radio Lancashire 22/8/2014
                                               

On August 21st 2014 General Secretary, Mussurut Zia appeared on a number of media outlets to discuss IS and the killing of reporter James Foley. This included an appearance on BBC Breakfast BBC Radio London, and BBC Radio Lancashire at Drive Time.

 
BBC Asiann Network, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Live 2/7/2014
                                               

On the 1st and 2nd July Faeeza Vaid (Executive Director) and Nazmin Akhtar (Vice Chair of MWN-UK) contributed to the discussion on the decision made by EHCR to support the ban on niqab in France. Speaking on platforms such as BBC Asian Network, BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio 5 Live. Faeeza expressed her disappointment in this decision and highlighted: ‘no-one has the right to decide what any individual wears as long as it is not obscene or harmful to others.’

 
BBC Radio Lancashire 30/5/2014
                                               

General Secretary Mussurut Zia was on BBC Radio Lancashire drive time on 29 May discussing the concept of honour following the stoning to death of woman outside courts in Lahore. A truly horrific case which shows just how much work needs to be done in our fight against violence against women and girls.

 
More than 25 Media Outlets 24/4/2014
On 24th April 2014, the police launched a national campaign requesting that Muslim women help prevent British youth from travelling to Syria by warning them of the dangers of their involvement.  We supported the campaign and did more than 25 media interviews on the day including radio (more than a dozen regional BBC Radio stations), television (ITV, Sky News, BBC News, Channel 4) and print (Metro and other international newspapers). 

BBC Interview by Mussurut Zia (Trustee & General Secretary of MWNUK) can be found here.

Sky news Interview of Shaista Gohir (Chair of MWNUK) can be found here.
 
Daily Mail 21/2/2014
Presentation made by Chair Shaista Gohir to Birmingham City Council Inquiry summarising findings of Unheard Voices covered in article, particularly highlighting the gang rape of one girl by up to 30 Asian men. Article can be viewed here.
 
Birmingham Mail 20/2/2014
Front page of the Birmingham Mail had the title: 'Shocking report claims young Asian girls are being groomed for rape in Birmingham.' The article covered the presentation by Chair of MWNUK, Shaista Gohir made to councillors at the Birmingham City Council Inquiry in child sexual exploitation.  Full article can be read here
 
GEO News (Urdu) 20/2/2014
Shaista Gohir interviewed via telephone in Urdu about child sexual exploitations in Birmingham from the Unheard Voices report - the interview was broadcast globally.
 
BBC West Midlands 20/2/2014
Shaista Gohir interviewed on forced marriage and the difference between that and arranged marriage and asked about statistics.
 
ITV Central 4/1/2014
On the 4thJanuary Executive Director Faeeza Vaid was interviewed by ITV Central, on the anniversary of Malala Yousafzai being released from hospital. She outlined Malala's ongoing bravery since her attack, and her phenomenal achievements over the past year, including speaking at the UN on her 16th birthday, being the youngest person nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize and being awarded the 2013 UN Human Rights Prize and the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
 
Islam Channel 9/12/2013
Shahin Ashraf, National Network Co-ordinator participated in a debate on Islam Channel exploring the issue of child safeguarding.   It is great that Asian and Muslim channels are finally starting to tackle taboo issues.  However, such discussions are yet to really acknowledge the true extent of the problem.
 
BBC Radio - Special Debate 28/11/2013
On 28th November 2013, a special debate was hosted at the BBC in Birmingham by presenter Ritula Shahwho spoke to key thinkers and activists about events in South Asia, such as the rape case in Delhi and the shooting of Malala, and whether they are influencing gender issues in South Asian communities in the UK. The debate also asks if there is a silence when it comes to domestic violence, if women are colluding in the silence, and if there is a British Asian feminism. Main panelists included Chair of MWNUK, Shaista Gohir, Rahila Gupta (Southall Black Sisters) and academic Dr Aisha Gill with contributions from an audience of about 30 activists.  Shaista raised concerns about Asian women being murdered in domestic violence incidents in Britain who do not get the same attention as victims from abroad. You can listen to the debate here.

 
Guardian 4/11/2013
On 4th November 2013, the front page of the Guardian featured the recommendations from acoalition of health professionalswho want to see aggressive steps to eradicate the practice of FGMin the UK.  MWNUK was also quoted and Chair, Shaista Gohir, emphasized the importance of an individual's safety over the respect for religious and racial sensibilities. Read full article here.
 
Guardian 3/11/2013
On 3rd November 2013, the Guardian featured an article about Ken Clarke’s comments on the wearing of the face veil in the court room. MWNUK was also quoted in the article – Vice Chair, Nazmin Akthar stated that it was better to make an assessment on a case by case basis rather than having an outright ban. To read the full article please click here.
 
More than 25 Media Interviews 16/9/2013
MWNUK were inundated with media requests about the veil and responded more than 25 requests for print, radio, TV and online - in the UK and abroad.  Some of these included: Sky News, BBC Breakfast TV, BBC Sunday Morning Live, Guardian, Independent, Islam Channel BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour and numerous radio stations.  We also organised a debate amongst Muslim women on what they thought about complete and partial ban of the niqab.  We also encouraged women who wear the niqab to voice their opinions.

The position we took was: We oppose a ban on the veil because women should decide what to wear for themselves but do feel that there are certain situation where the face should be seen. Our views in detail can be found in our opinion pieces:

MSN News
BBC Viewpoints
 
More than 50 Media Outlets 10/9/2013
MWNUK launched the report Unheard Voice: Sexual Exploitation of Asian Girls and Young Women on 10th September,  The report received extensive media coverage (online, print, radio and TV) in the UK and abroad – it has been covered by more than 50 media outlets (TV, radio, print and online) and continues to be covered.   Some of these have included: BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, BBC Radio 4 Women\'s Hour, Guardian, Times, Daily Mail, BBC Asian Network, Islam Channel, Press TV, Al Jazeera, Jang, GEO,  etc.   Here are a few example links:

Guardian (includes videos)
BBC News
Al Jazeera
 
BBC Radio WM 10/8/2013
Chair, Shaista Gohir, comments on the government's summer warning on 'forced marriage'  - Shaista explained why cultural attitudes result in girls being forced into marriages and warned that forced marriages don't always occur abroad. 
 
Sky News 25/7/2013
Pakistani Super heroine Burkha Avenger - Chair, Shaista Gohir, comments on the new cartoon in Pakistan aimed at challenging religious fundamentalism,  Although Shaista is not keen on the name chosen for the super heroine she likes the idea and feels it will send a powerful message to children about women and girl's rights.  The interview can be viewed here
 
Sky News 12/7/2013
Chair, Shaista Gohir, commented on Malala Day about how a girl has managed to mobilise audiences globally and highlighted the slow progress of the Millennium Development Goal on education.  The interview can be viewed here
 
BBC Radio 4 (Woman\'s Hour) 14/6/2013
An initiative has been launched by the Inclusive Mosque Initiative that provides a space for everyone to pray regardless of sect, gender and sexuality.  Although this project has been criticised by many Muslims, Shaista Gohir (Chair of MWNUK) welcomed the project although she felt it was unlikely to take off.  She said she was not surprised that people have created their own space to pray because of being ostracised and being discriminsted against. The interview can be listed to here
 
BBC Radio 4 (Today Programme) 11/6/2013
Chair, Shaista Gohir was interviewed with Labour MP, John DenhaM, about EDL tactics.  Shaista raised concerns about how right wing groups such as EDL were fueling tensions which was resulting in attacks and harassment of Muslim women and Muslim were being used as a scape goat for government failed polices and financial crisis.
 
BBC WM (Midlands Masala) 2/6/2013
Chair, Shaista Gohir commented on the backlash that Muslim women have received from the public since the Woolwich attacks.  She provided examples of contacts made at MWNUK from Muslim women from across the UK with incidents varying from verbal abuse, throwing food and water to being intimated by others drivers.  
 
Sky News 23/5/2013
Chair, Shaista Gohir commented on Sky News about the Woolwich attacks. She condemned the attacks but pointed out that there were opportunists both individual and groups who will manipulate the incident to fuel tensions and incite religious hatred towards Muslims, the majority of whom are law abiding citizens and who are equally appalled and horrified about what took place. The interview can be viewed here
 
Islam Channel 18/3/2013
Participated in the Politics and Media Show (via telephone) on Tell MAMA's research / statistics on discrimination against Muslims.  Other panelists included Fiaz Mugal and Asif Siddiqui
 
Radio 5 Live 15/3/2013
Chair, Shaista Gohir commented on the Muslim Brotherhood's 10 point statement criticising the UN CSW Statement to end violence against women.  
 
Asian Image 13/2/2013
MWNUK campaign was covered - 'Mosques urged to support Muslim Women's Network postcard campaign.' Click here to read article.
 
Sunrise Radio 7/2/2013
Vice Chair, Nazmin Akhthar, comments on female genital mutilation saying it is a cultural problem and should not be confused as a religious practice.  To listen click here
 
Sky News 31/1/2013
Shaista Gohir was interviewed on Malala Yousefzai outside the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham - comments included about her reconstruction surgery and Malala as a role model to other Muslim girls in Britain.  The interview can be viewed here
 
Sky News 4/1/2013
Shaista Gohir was interviewed on Malala Yousefzai outside the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham - comments included about her leaving hospital, her being a role model and her father being a male women\'s rights champion.  The interview can be viewed here
 
ITV News 4/1/2013
Shaista Gohir was interviewed on Malala Yousefzai outside the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham - comments included about her reconstruction surgery and Malala as a role model to other Muslim girls in Britain.  The interview can be viewed here
 
IBTL 31/12/2012
Vice Chair, Nazmin Akhthar, commented about the justice system and that the death penalty was not the solution -  following the highly publicised case of the young victim raped in Delhi who subsquently died of her injuries. Her comments can be viewed here
 
The Economist 22/12/2012
Shaista Gohir commented in the article: Asian Muslim Women - All About Taking Part.  The piece was about Pakistani and Bangladeshi women in the labour market.  She made the point that even well educated with Islamic names can struggle to find work.
 
BBC News 22/12/2012
Shaista Gohir commented on a Radio 4 documentary that was featured on the BBC News website about 'The New Wave of Arab Super Models.' Her comments included that there is a stereotype of Arab women in the West and this was a bold career choice in a traditional part of the world.  The article can be viewed here
 
Sky News 20/10/2012
Shaista Gohir was interviewed on Malala Yousefzai outside the Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham - comments included dangers faced by women\'s rights activists from religious extremists. The interview can be viewed here
 
Islam channel 6/6/2011
Shaista Gohir was a panelist on the Politics and Media show hosted by Salma Yaqoob to discuss and challenge patriarchal interpretations of Islam.
 
CNN 14/4/2011
Shaista Gohir was the guest speaker on the prime time show Connect the World discussing Muslim women's attire from France's face veil ban to the wearing of swimwear by the Muslim female model representing Britain in the Miss Universe contest.
 
The Times 21/3/2011
Shaista Gohir was featured on the front page of the Times 2 pullout.  The article titled, Britain\'s Most Feminist Muslim, which covered her work and views on patriarchal and discriminatory interpretations of Islam. Click here to view article.
 
London Evening Standard 5/11/2010
Shaista Gohir commented in the piece: Beyond the Veil, in which she defends the right of women to veil but points out that it is a barrier to communication. Click here to read full article.
 
Islam Channel 19/7/2010
Shaista Gohir was a panelist discussing Conservative MP Phillip Hollobone's views on the face veil.
 
BBC News 18/7/2010
Shaista Gohir was interviewed on her views about the face veil. 
 
The Telegraph 17/7/2010
Shaista Gohir comments on Conservative MP, Phillip Hollobone's comments on the face veil.  Click here to view article.
 
ITV 15/7/2010
This Morning: Faeeza Vaid debated with former Apprentice participant Sarah khan on the face veil. 
 
BBC Asian Network Radio 2/7/2010

Shaista Gohir was a guest speaker on the Nihal debate show - the topic: whether parents should be allowed to opt their children out of some parts of the curruculum for religious beliefs?

 
Daily Mail 1/7/2010
Tory MP launches first legal bid to ban burka in Britain - But Shaista Gohir, of the Muslim Women's Network UK, said: "I agree that wearing a face veil has a negative affect on community cohesion and the majority of Muslims do not believe it is a religious obligation. 'But a ban would be a completely disproportionate response. There are a million Muslim women in the UK and only a few thousand are estimated to wear a veil. Banning the veil will not help those few women to integrate."  Click here to read full article.
 
The Sun (their radio station) 1/7/2010
The Jon Gaunt Show: Tory MP Phillip Hollobone has called for the ban of the burkha in a bill launched yesterday; he talks to Gaunty about why he thinks it is inappropriate. Gaunty chats to Shaista Gohir, Executive Director of Muslim Women's Network UK, who tells us why she thinks that although a vast majority of Muslim women do not wear a burkha, she does not feel it would be beneficial to ban it. Dr Taj Hargey, Chairman of the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxfordshire tells us why he thinks that the burkha should be banned, as it is prohibited in the true colours of Islam.
 
Independent on Sunday 27/6/2010
Abortion hotline in Pakistan faces violent opposition - "While the debate continues on whether terminating a pregnancy is allowed or not, and under what conditions, thousands of women are dying as a result of unsafe backstreet abortions," said Shaista Gohir, executive director of Muslim Women\'s Network. "The Pakistani government is failing in its duty to provide adequate family planning services," she said.  Click here for full article.
 
Muslim News 30/4/2010
Shaista Gohir resigns from the government's National Muslim Women's Advisory Group.  Click here to read more.
 
Guardian - Comment is Free 24/4/2010
Shaista Gohir writes on child abuse in a piece titled, "The hypocricy of child abuse in many Muslim countries." Click here to read more.
 
Guardian - Comment is Free 9/4/2010
Shaista Gohir, comments on her own resgination from the government's National Muslim Women's Advisory Group.  The piece is called, "Muslim Women are not Political Pawns."  Click here to read more.
 
The Independent 8/4/2010
Shaista Gohir, Executive Director of MWNUK, resigns from the government's National Muslim Women's Advisory Group and criticises the initiative as a tick box exercise. Click here to read more.
 
The Guardian 7/4/2010
Shaista Gohir resigns from the government's National Muslim Women's Advisory Group.  Click here to read more.
 
BBC News and BBC Radio Wales 15/3/2010
Shaista Gohir, Executive Director of MWNUK, comments on the face veil on radio and in the accompanying article. Faeeza Vaid, MWNUK Coordinator participates in phone in debate on the veil. Click here to read more.
 
BBC News 3/2/2010
ShaistaGohir, Executive Director of MWNUK, comments on the legality of Muslim marriages.  Click here to read more.
 
BBC News 27/1/2010
Shaista Gohir, Executive Director of MWNUK, opposes veil ban and says some political parties such as the BNP are using the issue as an election tool.  Click here to read more
 
Times Online 12/1/2010
Shaista Gohir comments on the banning of Islam4UK group.  Click here to read more.
 
Red Hot Curry News 21/5/2009

Shaista Gohir, Executive Director or MWNUK, was amongst ten winners of the Asian Women of Achievement Awards and won her award for the Social and Humanitarian Category. Click here to read more

 
BBC London Radio 18/9/2008

Shaista Gohir, Executive Director of MWN-UK is interviewed for her views on Sadiq Khan MP’s claims that ‘Muslims have a victim mentality.’

 
BBC Online 18/9/2008

Shaista Gohir, Executive Director of MWN-UK comments on Sadiq Khan MP’s claims that ‘Muslims have a victim mentality’ Click here to view: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7619642.stm

 
LBC Radio 18/9/2008

Shaista Gohir, Executive Director of MWN-UK is interviewed for her views on Sadiq Khan MP’s claims that ‘Muslims have a victim mentality.’

 
Muslim News 25/7/2008

Article about Shaista Gohir on receiving her MBE in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

 
BBC News 24 19/7/2008

Shaista Gohir, Executive Director of MWN-UK comments on the new government plans for a theology board of Islamic scholars.

 
Al Jazeera 16/7/2008

Riz Khan’s show: Shaista Gohir, Executive Director of MWN-UK participated in a live debate on Shariah law. To view, click here:

 

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Eastern Eye 2/6/2008

Profile of Shaista Gohir, Executive Director of MWN-UK

 
Birmingham Post 26/3/2008

Muslim women’s voice will be heard in debate:  Shaista Gohir writes about the Government plans to tackle extremism which give Muslim women a chance to come to the fore in society. Click here to view:

http://www.birminghampost.net/tags/shaista-gohir/
 
Radio 4 - Woman Hour 11/2/2008
Cousin Marriages: Genetic disabilities can arise when close cousin marry. Within the Pakistani community in Bradford about 55% of marriages are between cousins, and doctors have seen more cases of babies born with anomalies than would usually be expected. Jane talks to Dr Aamra Darr and Shaista Gohir, Executive Director of MWN-UK, about can be done to help these families, and whether a congenital anomaly register is needed. Click here to listen to the programme.
 
Channel S 25/12/1999
On the 25th April, Vice- Chair Nazmin Akthar Sheikh was on Channel S discussing matters related to women and elections and the importance of involving yourself in the process to effect change and using your right to vote.
 
Brit Asia TV 20/12/1999
On the 20th April,  Faeeza Vaid was on Brit Asia TV's Sunny and Shay Show talking about Domestic Violence in Asian communities and the negative impacts on victims which can include mental health and self harming.
 
Radio France International 1/1/1970
                                               

May 2014

Nazmin Akhtar-Sheikh was interviewed by Radio France International regarding the 382 Saudi women who have filed lawsuits against their parents for refusing to let them get married. The article highlights struggles faced by women in their home setting and that they are confident enough to challenge exploitative behaviour displayed by their guardians by referring to the Qu’ran to challenge the plague that affects many women worldwide.

 
BBC Radio Lancashire and Manchester 1/1/1970
                                               

On August 26th- 27thMussurut Zia commented on BBC Radio 4, BBC North West and Russia Today on the Rotherham report into child sexual abuse. She also discussed issues relating to Syria on BBC Radio Lancashire and Manchester.

 
 
 
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