Muslim Women APPG

First Registered: 04/11/2020 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

Official Page

To support social justice and equality for Muslim women and transform their lives by debating, scrutinising, investigating and raising awareness of issues affecting them to influence practice, policy, legislation and attitudes.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


This content was generated for your convenience by Parallel Parliament and does not form part of the official record.
Recent Documents related to Muslim Women

1. Husain Akhtar - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
- View source

Found: "endorsing Islamophobia" after posting an anti-Muslim article on Facebook. Bob Blackman, the MP for Harrow

2. Dr Abida Malik - written evidence
09/07/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
- View source

Found: 2016) and within this a sharp increase of anti-Muslim, Islamophobic attacks. Evidence of this can be

3. Independent Members of Cross Government Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
- View source

Found: - Independent Members of Cross Government Anti-Muslim Hatred Working GroupWritten submission from independent

4. AVOW - written evidence
11/06/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
- View source

Found: AVOWWritten submission from Advancing Voices of Women against Islamophobia(AVOW) (HCL0052) Introduction AVOW

5. Pakistan: country policy and information notes
25/11/2019 - UK Visas and Immigration
- View source

Found: ....... .......................... 10 6. Muslim and Christian marriage .....................

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Muslim Women

1. Marriage and Religious Weddings
28/06/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: As the Muslim Women’s Advisory Council told me recently, although the plight of many Muslim women in this - Speech Link
2: being discussed here today, will safeguard migrant women and children, who are often particularly vulnerable - Speech Link
3: reverend Prelate is right that the position of migrant women and their children, in particular, is of real concern - Speech Link

2. Sharia Law Courts
02/05/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: relates to the prohibition of discrimination against women, and respect all procedural rights.”Secondly - Speech Link
2: councils are used voluntarily, particularly by women, many of whom would be subject to intense community - Speech Link
3: councils are used voluntarily, particularly by women, many of whom would be subject to intense community - Speech Link

3. Sharia Law: Marriages
23/10/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: published in February 2018, in order to protect Muslim women in Islamic marriages which are not civilly registered - Speech Link
2: issue, which causes so much suffering to so many Muslim women in this country. Is he aware that many noble - Speech Link
3: content with a situation where, under sharia courts, women are constantly discriminated against in terms both - Speech Link

4. Islamophobia
20/12/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: communities. I might add that I am a patron of Muslim and non-Muslim organisations that work towards achieving - Speech Link

5. Islamophobia Awareness Month
24/11/2021 - Westminster Hall

1: hosted a drop-in event in collaboration with the Muslim Council of Britain and Amnesty International last - Speech Link
2: experience that many of us have heard about from our Muslim constituents. Does my hon. Friend agree that the - Speech Link
3: community. It highlights how effective the British Muslim community has been in tackling the climate crisis - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Muslim Women
1. Muslim Brotherhood
asked by: Lord Robathan
09/11/2020
... they have made of the Muslim Brotherhood.

2. Muslim Brotherhood
asked by: Ian Paisley
21/09/2020
... what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood.

3. Muslim Brotherhood
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
19/05/2021
... what assessment he has made of the potential effect of recent developments in Turkish-Egyptian relations on the influence of the Muslim Brotherhood in the (a) MENA region and (b) Europe.

4. Muslim Brotherhood
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
18/11/2021
... if she will commission a new review of the Muslim Brotherhood to update the 2015 review; and if she will make a statement.

5. Muslim Brotherhood
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
11/05/2020
... what assessment she has made of a potential increase in the activity of the Muslim Brotherhood in the UK as a result of the economic downturn during the covid-19 outbreak.

Latest Questions
APPG Supplied Content

APPGs can register with Parallel Parliament and submit files and articles to be placed here.

Parallel Parliament offers the facility for APPGs to submit written content and files, which are made available through this page.

Submitters can draft and edit publications, and either release them on demand, or schedule release for a future date.

Both text content and attached files submitted through this facility is indexed by our website, and made available through both the search function and relevant e-mail alerts. Any of our users registered for an alert which matches your content, will receive a link making them aware of its publication.

If you wish to register as an authorised representative of the Muslim Women APPG and use this facility, click below

7 Current APPG Officers
Naz Shah Portrait
Naz Shah
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Bradford West
Joined: 4th November 2020
Nusrat Ghani Portrait
Nusrat Ghani
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wealden
Joined: 4th November 2020
Apsana Begum Portrait
Apsana Begum
Officer
Labour - Poplar and Limehouse
Joined: 4th November 2020
Baroness Hussein-Ece Portrait
Baroness Hussein-Ece
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 4th November 2020
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Naz Shah MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 8603.

Email: naz.shah.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Faeeza Vaid, Muslim Women’s Network UK, The Warehouse, 54 – 57 Allison Street, Digbeth, Birmingham B5 5TH. Tel: 0121 236 9000

Email: appg@mwnuk.co.uk

Secretariat:

Muslim Women’s Network UK acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.mwnuk.co.uk/

Group's Website:

http://www.mwnuk.co.uk/appg.php

Benefits in Kind
Date
20 Oct 2020
Source
Muslim Women’s Network UK
Description
Muslim Women’s Network UK is paid by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to act as the group's secretariat   From : 20/10/2020 To : 19/10/2021
Value
£30,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Muslim Women APPG