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.


 

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