Shariah Council Inquiry (Home Affairs Select Committee)
In June 2016, the Home Affairs Committee launched an inquiry into Sharia councils operating in the UK to examine how Sharia councils operate in practice, their work resolving family and divorce disputes and their relationship with the British legal system.
Chair Shaista Gohir OBE, gave evidence to the inquiry on 1st November 2016. We also submitted a formal written report, which can be downloaded above. The report covers:
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.