APPG

 
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Muslim Women was launched on the 20th October 2020.  


CURRENT OFFICERS
Naz Shah MP (Labour) - Co-Chair 
Caroline Nokes MP (Conservatives) - Co-Chair 
Jess Phillips MP (Labour) - Vice Chair 
Nus Ghani MP (Conservatives) - Vice Chair
Baroness Hussein-Ece (Liberal Democrats) - Officer
Afzal Khan MP (Labour) - Officer 
Apsana Begum (Labour) - Officer
Baroness Pola Uddin - Officer
Mark Logan MP (Conservatives) - Officer
Anum Qaisar MP (SNP) - Officer

Secretariat: Muslim Women's Network UK 

Purpose of APPG
To support social justice and equality for Muslim women and transform their lives by debating, scrutinising, investigating and raising awareness of issues affecting them to influence practice, policy, legislation and attitudes.

Contact Details
APPG@mwnuk.co.uk
0121 236 9000

This is not an official website, page or feed, of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. AII-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.


APPG UPDATES

1st February 2022

Annual General Meeting (Online)
The Annual General Meeting started with approval of previous minutes, confirming the income / expenditure report, election of officers and confirming MWNUK as the Secretariat. Three additional Officers were elected (Baroness Pola Uddin, Mark Logan MP and Anum Qaisar MP). 

AGM business was followed by a presentation by the Muslim Women’s Network UK on Muslim Women’s Experiences of the Criminal Justice System based on its research and cases from its national helpline. A representative from the Ministry of Justice delivered a presentation on the public consultation on the to inform its new Victim’s Law.


18th October 2021

Online - Officers / Secretariat Meeting
The purpose of the meeting is to provide the Co-Chairs and Officers with an update on APPG activities carried out by the Secretariat on its behalf; specifically the research being conducted by Muslim Women's Network UK (MWNUK) on Muslim women's maternal health care experiences. 


16th March 2021

Online Event - Women Smashing Concrete Ceilings
Conversation with Professor Farah Bhatti OBE, 
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon

Officer present
Naz Shah MP (Labour) - Co-Chair
Caroline Nokes MP (Conservatives) - Co-Chair
Jess Phillips MP (Labour) - Vice Chair
Nus Ghani MP (Conservatives)
Afzal Khan MP (Labour) - Officer

Summary
Each MP gave their perspective on what it means for women to smash concrete ceilings followed by an interview with the guest speaker.  The event was attended by 57 people including the officers. The videos can be viewed here:





20th March 2021

Online Event - Launch of APPG on Muslim Women
Election of Officers and announcement of first research project

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Muslim Women was launched virtually on the 20th October 2020.  
The event was held virtually and attended by 87 people including five officers and  can be viewed here.

Officers Elected
Naz Shah MP (Labour) - Co-Chair - attended
Caroline Nokes MP (Conservatives) - Co-Chair - attended
Jess Phillips MP (Labour) - Vice Chair - attended
Nus Ghani MP (Conservatives) - attended
Baroness Hussein-Ece (Liberal Democrats) - Officer
Afzal Khan MP (Labour) - Officer - attended 
Apsana Begum (Labour) - Officer

Secretariat appointed: Muslim Women's Network UK 

Purpose of APPG
To support social justice and equality for Muslim women and transform their lives by debating, scrutinising, investigating and raising awareness of issues affecting them to influence practice, policy, legislation and attitudes.

First Research Inquiry 
Muslim Women’s Experience of Maternity Care

Contact Details
APPG@mwnuk.co.uk
0121 236 9000

This is not an official website, page or feed, of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. AII-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.



 

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