Commission on Islam, Participation and Public Life (Citizens UK)
Citizens UK launched the Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life in September 2015. The commission was chaired by Dominic Grieve QC MP, brought together 20 Commissioners drawn from a wide cross section of British society to consider how the Muslim community could better engage and participate in public life.
As well as our Executive Director (Faeeza Vaid) giving oral evidence, we also submitted written evidence that can be downloaded here. We highlighted direct and indirect discrimination experienced by Muslim women in the workplace, education and when accessing public services. However, we also stressed the importance of dealing with the discrimination Muslim women internally with Muslim communities that act as a barrier to their participation (e.g. with faith institutions).
We also included what we are trying to do to tackle stereotypes of Muslim women e.g. our And Muslim campaign, to encourage participation
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.