Muslim Women’s Advisory Group launched to strengthen advocacy work

The Muslim Women’s Advisory Group was launched at the All Political Party Group on Muslim Women event in the House of Lords on January 31, 2018. The group consists of 12 members who will work to reinforce the advocacy of the APPG on Muslim Women and the Muslim Women’s Network UK. The group of 12 members were selected based on their professional, voluntary roles or their personal lived experiences with Muslim women in Britain. They will work independently and be consulted on how attitudes, policies, practices and laws may be negatively impacting the lives of Muslim women and girls. They will also help to improve social, political, economic and health outcomes for them. The MW Group will also help to inform research, government consultations and other project work that may be conducted.

The CEO of MWNUK, Shaista Gohir OBE, was appointed to the House of Lords last year as a non-party political Crossbench Peer. This provides the group of Muslim women with an opportunity to contribute to policy and law-making such as highlighting gaps in bills going through parliament. Baroness Shaista Gohir OBE regularly consults with the women and said: “The Muslim women have an incredible range and breadth of expertise and experiences on a wide range of issues and sectors.”

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