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



CURRENT OFFICERS
Caroline Nokes (Conservative) - Co-Chair
Naz Shah (Labour) - Co-Chair
Baroness Gohir (Cross Bench) - Vice Chair 
Afzal Khan (Labour) - Vice Chair 


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

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APPG UPDATES
 
6th February 2024

APPG on Muslim Women - Annual General Meeting

Officers

Caroline Nokes (Conservative) Co-Chair
Naz Shah (Labour) Co-Chair
Baroness Shaista Gohir (Cross Bench) Vice Chair
Afzal Khan (Labour) Vice Chair

Summary
The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Muslim Women's AGM, was held on Tues 6th Feb at the House of Commons. This years theme looked at raising awareness of inequalities experienced by Muslim women (Muslim Women’s Manifesto).

18th July 2023

APPG on Muslim Women in partnership with the Three Hijabis Salon Hijab Event

Officers

Naz Shah MP (Labour) - Co-Chair
Baroness Pola Uddin (Non-Political) - Vice Chair
Baroness Shaista Gohir OBE (Cross bench) - Officer
Lord Wajid Khan (Labour) - Officer

Baroness Nosheena Shaheen Mobarik CBE (Conservative) 

Summary
The APPG on Muslim Women and The Three Hijabis along hosted the graduation event of the students of Salon Hijab Academy. 

31st January 2023

AGM - Celebrating Muslim Women

Officers

Naz Shah MP (Labour) - Co-Chair
Caroline Nokes MP (Conservatives) - Co-Chair
Afzal Khan MP (Labour) - Vice Chair
Baroness Pola Uddin (Non-Political) - Vice Chair
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi (Conservative) - Vice Chair
Tahir Ali (Labour) - Vice Chair
Baroness Shaista Gohir OBE (Cross bench) - Officer
Mark Logan MP (Conservatives) - Officer
Lord Wajid Khan (Labour) - Officer
Imran Hussain (Labour) - Labour

Summary
As well as electing APPG Officers, guest speakers included Sehr Akbar (Strategy and Operations (Facebook), Atikah Amalina Zaini (Senior Programme Manager (Amazon), Kamila Sidiqi (Afghan Entrepreneur and former Afghanistan Government Official)

13th July 2022

Event - Launch of Maternity Report

Officer present
Naz Shah MP (Labour) - Co-Chair
Caroline Nokes MP (Conservatives) - Co-Chair
Afzal Khan MP (Labour) - Officer
Anum Qaisar MP (SNP) - Officer
Baroness Pola Uddin - Officer

Summary
Report launch looking into maternity experiences of Muslim women with guest speaker, Donna Ockenden. The event was attended by 30 people including the officers.

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:

MP contributions on women smashing concrete ceiling

Farah Bhatti Interview

20th October 2020

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

 

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