MWNUK- Raising the Voices of British Muslim Women
MWNUK remains the only national networking organisation of its kind in the UK if not Europe. It does not replace or replicate the role of individual Muslim women's organisations but instead builds connections between such organisations, encouraging them to retain their respective programmatic goals while creating synergies around issues of concern to women from Muslim communities and pooling activist resources.
This article presents MWNUK as a case study of how British Muslim women have constructed platforms and spaces in order to have their voices heard. The article is organised in three parts. The first presents a history of the network. The second highlights the main issues addressed by the network. The third focuses on the relationships formed by MWNUK with state and civic organisations and the challenges which are presented therein.
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.