Forced Marriage Awareness Campaign 2017
MWNUK delivered 2 events (Sheffield and London) to highlight that forced marriage is against the law and its impact. We also worked with faith leaders to deliver this message to the community. We partnered with the Pakistan Muslim Centre and the London Fatwa Council. The project was funded by the FCO. We also produced awareness raising video presentations in Bengali, Pushto, Arabic and Gujarati, which can be found on our Youtube channel.
FGM Awareness Raising Campaigns (2016)
MWNUK delivered 3 events in different cities (Birmingham, Middlesborough and Slough) to: a) Highlight that FGM is against the law and its impact. b) Share findings from our research which resulted in the report, Female Genital Mutilation - Affected Communities in Birmingham c) Share our campaign videos on FGM The events in Middlesborough and Slough were funded by Rosa
Forced Marriage Awareness Campaign (2016)
MWNUK delivered 3 events in different cities (two in Birmingham and in Luton) to highlight that forced marriage is against the law and its impact. We also worked with faith leaders to deliver this message to the community. We partnered with the Al Quba Trust and St. Albans Academy. The project was funded by the FCO. We also produced an awareness raising video presentation in Urdu.
Domestic Violence Awareness Raising Campaign
Violence against women continues to remain under reported and the consequences of not asking for help can be devastating. To mark the annual 16 day campaign to end violence against women from 25th November to 10th December, MWNUK highlighted (through social media) Muslim women that had been murdered on each of these days.
CSE Awareness Raising Campaign
In 2013, MWNUK launched the groundbreaking report, Unheard Voices: Sexual Exploitation of Asian Girls and Young Women. Six awareness raising events were held in different cities to disseminate the findings so that front line agencies and communities can better protect and also prevent victims of child sexual exploitation.
Anthology Project - Collection of Short Stories and Poems
In memory of the late Cassandra Balchin, Muslim Women?s Network UK are pleased to announce that we will be creating an anthology due for publication in 2014. Our aim is to show a complete picture of the real lives of Muslim women and the wider community. This includes the good, the bad and the ugly and thus whilst we seek for example, submissions on the issue of forced marriage, we similarly welcome submissions on the topic of arranged marriages so as to show a distinction between the two. We would like female genital mutilation discussed along with all the other forms of violence against women. We want the economic inequality of women addressed together with barriers such as racism. There is no limit to the amount of topics, or to the level of creativity that can be displayed by an individual.
Muslim Women RISING against VIOLENCE - Mosque Postcard Campaign
Muslim women are RISING to end VIOLENCE as a part of the global ONE BILLION RISING movement, which will be marked on the 14th February 2013. Muslim Women?s Network UK has therefore launched a campaign to encourage more mosques to get involved in tackling violence. We have sent a postcard to 100 mosques across the UK to request they pledge an action to combat violence.
WHITE SCARF CAMPAIGN
The campaign was launched on Facebook to mark ?Elimination of Violence Against Women Day? and the 16 days of activism, MWNUK ran a Facebook campaign on 25 November 2012 ? 10 December 2012.
Green Scarf Campaign - Supporting Afgan Women
A coalition of organisations including the Muslim Women's Network UK supported a campaign calling on world leaders to keep their promises to Afghan women.
Jess Phillips MP
MWNUK is courageous because of the uncompromising and fearless positions it sometimes takes when calling out injustice and inequality
I am proud to support and champion this fantastic organisation, which is informing policy and transforming lives.
Baroness Sayeeda Warsi
MWNUK’s authenticity comes from knowledge of lived experiences of Muslim women and girls acquired through their helpline, research and members.
Naz Shah MP
They work tirelessly with passion and commitment to make a difference and improve outcomes for some of the most vulnerable women and girls in society.
Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimiu
Lawyer, Political & Women's Rights Activist
There is no greater time than now for the voices, representation and power of Muslim women to be visible in the feminist movement and all walks of life. MWNUK is a vital force in delivering this much needed balance and representation.