Muslim Women APPG

First Registered: 04/11/2020 • Last updated on: 10/03/2021

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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.


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Recent Documents related to Muslim Women

1. Husain Akhtar - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
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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
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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
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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
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Found: AVOWWritten submission from Advancing Voices of Women against Islamophobia(AVOW) (HCL0052) Introduction AVOW

5. MEND - written evidence
07/05/2019 - Inquiry: Islamophobia - Home Affairs Committee
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Found: submission from Muslim Engagement and Development (MEND) (HCL0042)Introduction1.1.  Muslim Engagement and

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Recent Speeches related to Muslim Women

1. 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

2. 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

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. Islamic Ceremony: Civil Marriage Registration
28/02/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: Marriage Act 1949 to make it a legal requirement for Muslim couples to civilly register their marriage before - Speech Link
2: discrimination in the application of sharia law of many Muslim women, many of whom have come to me desperate, destitute - Speech Link
3: ceremony, that puts Muslim women on the same basis as Jewish and Christian women. A year has passed since - Speech Link

5. Sharia Law: Marriages
04/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: February 2018 (Cm 9560), in order to protect Muslim women, and what assessment they have made of Resolution - Speech Link
2: crucial issue, which causes such suffering to Muslim women through the application of sharia law. Many - Speech Link
3: is also clear on its main recommendation that Muslim women undergoing Islamic marriage must be protected - Speech Link

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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
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.

4. Muslim Brotherhood
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
11/05/2020
... if he will make an assessment of the global economic downturn on trends in the level of recruitment activity by the Muslim Brotherhood overseas.

5. Muslim Brotherhood
asked by: Andrew Rosindell
13/01/2020
... what steps she is taking to inform UK citizens of the activities of the Muslim Brotherhood; and if she will make a statement.

Latest Questions
7 Current APPG Officers
Caroline Nokes Portrait
Caroline Nokes
Co-Chair
Conservative - Romsey and Southampton North
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
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