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Interviews with known and unknown women of Muslim heritage, and reviews of events, films, popular culture and the media.
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Nazir Afzal on life, loss and COVID-19

I spoke to Nazir Afzal shortly after the release of his much-awaited memoir and after his older brother’s passing from COVID-19, both occurring almost simultaneously in the midst of a global pandemic. Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor for the…

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“Women need to act collectively”

This is part two of our interview with Rana Dajani. Part one can be read here. Rana Dajani is a professor of molecular biology at the Hashemite University of Jordan. She is the founder of the charity We Love Reading…

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Rana Dajani: Reading is a life-long activity!

Rana Dajani is a professor of molecular biology at the Hashemite University of Jordan. She is the founder of the charity We Love Reading which promotes reading for pleasure and reading aloud. Her book Five Scarves is part-biography and part-manifesto…

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Breaking down the wall of prejudice

Interview: Sandy Abdel Rahman Sandy Rahman is a creative entrepreneur and filmmaker. She’s also the founder of Skaped, a social enterprise that encourages young people to engage with their human rights through creative arts workshops and events. We spoke with…

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Let Girls Dream: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Oscar and Emmy-winning Pakistani film-maker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s most recent project – Sitara: Let Girls Dream – is the first Pakistani animation to be released and distributed by Netflix. The short film has already won multiple awards. What inspired you to…

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The British Muslim community

This is the last part of a four part interview with Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor and activist for women and children’s rights. ‘My personal view is that there is a lack of Muslim leadership in this country. Muslims…

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Nazir Afzal: Speaking out

This is the first part of a four part interview by Sadia Humayan with Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor and activist for women and children’s rights. Nazir Afzal OBE, the former Chief Crown Prosecutor for Northwest England, has his…

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Najmun Nahar: All around the world

Known as the ‘Flag Girl’, Najmun Nahar is in the process of visiting every country in the world, taking the flag of her native Bangladesh with her. She’s won numerous awards, including one from feminist magazine Ananya in Bangladesh and…

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Life-saving journalism

Award-winning journalist and human rights defender Rana Husseini is best known for her campaigning work against ‘honour’ killings in Jordan. She recently won an Arab Woman of the Year Award for the social impact of her campaigning work for women….

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“We can be Muslim and feminist!”

Zainah Anwar is the director of Musawah, a global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family. She was also a founding member and former executive director of Sisters in Islam, a Malaysian non-governmental organization working on women’s rights…

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