Roxana is the Chair Muslim Women’s Advisory Council. Roxana is actively involved with her local council in elderly care support. Currently she is volunteering with the NSPCC.
Farah Farzana's passion lies within community activism, which led to her being a co-founder and current Board Member for Al Masaar SCIO, which means ‘Path to Progression’. Graduating with a Merit from the University of Glasgow in Education, Public Policy and Equity, Farah works in the field of anti-racism in public policy. During her two-year role as Chair of the SNP BAME Network, she influenced the SNP manifestos to include a commitment to anti-racist education and the Scottish Government to adopt the APPG definition of Islamophobia. She was also the first Muslim female to be a candidate in her local authority elections in 2017. As a single mother of two, Farah is also survivor of childhood trauma and domestic abuse, which her my motivation to disrupt the status quo.
Shukri Mohammed was born in Somaliland, raised in Liverpool and spent 24 years in Birmingham. She is the proud mother of six children ranging from primary school to university students. Shukri is the Co-Founder of the Dery Foundation which she set up to support vulnerable members of the Somali community in Birmingham and Liverpool. She worked with police forces and the NHS to deliver workshops on restorative justice, mental health and knife crime. Shukri is currently working as a hate crime support worker with Anthony Walker Foundation and recently obtained her HND in hospitality management from the London Business School and Finance. She also continues to campaign for the recognition of Somaliland.
Niparun Nessa (Nipa) is a Secondary School Teacher, Maths specialist and creative and aerial arts facilitator. She delivers training and consultancy on equalities, diversity, inclusion and antiracism. She is also an organising forum representative for the National Education Union’s Black Educators Network and involved in supporting various community and interfaith groups. Nipa is passionate about international solidarity and human rights as well as supporting people with both their physical, emotional and mental health and wellbeing.
Shalina Litt is a Breath Work Mentor supporting adults and children with anxiety relief and is also a LDD College Lecturer for students who have behavioural or SEND. She has been radio presenter at local community station and has been featured on mainstream media such as the BBC and Channel 4 about her hijab journey and on women’s right to wear the face veil. She regularly raises awareness of issues affecting Muslim women through her podcasts, blogs and Instagram lives. She is a survivor of domestic abuse and is especially passionate about talking about mental health. She is the Director of Special Madrasahs providing inclusive education resources and she is in her final year of completing her Masters Psychology of Mental Health and Wellbeing.
Siyyara Ahmed has worked as a Social Worker/Senior Social Worker for more than 30 years having worked in the East Midlands, London Boroughs and Berkshire. This also includes hospital social work. She expertise in child protection and safeguarding and has worked with a wide range of teams such as the mental health team, the disabled children’s team and the fostering team.
Aisha Adam currently works as an Independent Domestic Violence Advisor (IDVA) where she provides support to victims of domestic abuse with a particular focus on safety and protection to those at highest risk of domestic homicide. Aisha has also worked in probation services where her work involved supporting service users to successfully complete sentenced court orders, resettlement in the community after completing custodial sentences. Aisha also has experience in assessing risk and implementing tools that protect victims of crime from their perpetrators. Through her various roles Aisha has experience of working with a range of agencies such as the police, local authorities, courts, health services, substance misuse services, youth offending teams and the voluntary sector.
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
MWNUKâ€™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.