Dr. Khursheed Wadia
|Dr. Khursheed Wadia
Khursheed joined the MWNUK Board of Trustees in 2011. She is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick (https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/staff/wadia). She has written extensively on gender and political participation/civic engagement (including on women from Muslim communities and politics); gender, migration and ethnicity. Khursheed has been the recipient of several research grants from the Economic and Social Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, British Academy and European Commission. Her published books include Refugee Women in Britain and France, 2010 (co-authored with Gill Allwood); The Securitisation of Migration in the EU: Debates since 9/11, 2015 (co-edited with Gabriella Lazaridis); and most recently, Muslim Women and Power: Political and Civic Engagement in West European Societies, 2017 (co-authored with Daničle Joly) which won the UK Political Studies Association’s 2018 Mackenzie prize for the best book in political science. Khursheed was the principal investigator on a recently completed British Academy funded project titled ‘Forced Marriage Policy in France: a Study of Inclusivity and Gender Transformation’. She also led a 14-month programme, with MWNUK as a partner, titled ‘Doing Politics, Changing Society: Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic Women and Activism’ which was funded by the UK Higher Education Innovation Fund and the ESRC aimed at providing active citizen and activist/campaigning skills to young women from BAME communities in the West Midlands (https://doingpolitics.weebly.com/).
Jess Phillips MP
MWNUK is courageous because of the uncompromising and fearless positions it sometimes takes when calling out injustice and inequality
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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.
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.