Honours, Awards & Notable Achievements

  • Sharing best practice for Joint DCLG and US Department of Homeland Security funded trip on CVE; given evidence before Home Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into Prevent.
  • Listed in Muslim Power List 2010 for public service;
  • Regular media appearances including national/local BBC TV/radio (e.g. Radio 4 ’Today’ programme, Radio 5 Live) ITV London, Sky News, Channel Five News, Guardian, Telegraph, Evening Standard, Metro; Huffington Post blogger.
  • Sharing lessons on countering extremist ideologies and promoting tolerance pluralism for Home Office new “Islamic Voices” exchange programme, announced by the Prime Minister, to Indonesia and Malaysia (2016).
  • Presented at the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) hearing focusing on anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim bias in Europe (2016).
  • Nominated for ‘Contribution to Community’ Award at the ‘Asian Achievers Awards’, 2017.
  • On Muslim Women’s Day 2017, I was listed in Nylon magazine as an activist that is ‘making a difference’
  • In January 2017, I spoke to over one hundred thousand people at the Women’s March on London
  • For my work with Women’s March on London,  she was listed as one of Stylist’s Women of the Year 2017.
  • In 2018 I was awarded an MBE, in the Queen’s Birthday Honours, for work with Muslim women as founder of the She Speaks We Hear.
  • My portrait is currently part of the National Trust’s We Are Bess exhibition at Hardwick Hall, which showcases modern and historic female leaders.
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