Faeeza Vaid MBE(Executive Director)
With an academic background in Law and Religious Studies, and extensive understanding of the lived experiences of Muslim women in the UK, Faeeza has combined her knowledge, skills, confidence and passion for justice, in order to be a force of social change through research, advocacy, campaigning and policy development in the UK.
Faeeza's Masters dissertation done at the University of Warwick was entitled: 'Notions of Scholarly Religious Knowledge Authorities in Muslim Societies and Muslim Women's Movements as Challenges to the Current Status Quo.'
Faeeza became Executive Director of MWNUK in September 2011 and has proved herself as a standout leader with excellent operational and strategic management skills. Her role has involved a myriad of project and program development, training and facilitation, and as a naturally talented public speaker, promoting issues through speaking at events and in the media.
In the 2019 Queen's New Year's Honours Faeeza was awarded an MBE for Services to Women's Rights.
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.
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.