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British Asians with mental illnesses are being failed: we all must do more to overcome stigma and redress inequalities

Mental illness is a growing challenge. One in four of us in the UK will suffer with a diagnosable mental illness. Like any community in Britain, Asians are not immune from mental health difficulties, but sadly individuals of South Asian origin suffering with mental illness are often invisible – not just in terms of failing […]

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The Niqab (face veil): human right, security concern or symbol of oppression? a debate

Quick post to let you know that I will be taking part in a debate on the niqab (face covering), tomorrow evening (15th October 2013), at the LSE. It is open to the public and the details are on the link below. The Niqab (face veil): human right, security concern or symbol of oppression? a […]

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10 things we ought to be saying about the niqab!

Colleague and friend Julian Bond put together a piece on the niqab non-debate, that has been raging for the past week or so. With a little help from moi. http://www.christianmuslimforum.org/index.php/news/360-10-things-we-ought-to-be-saying-about-the-niqab “The current debate over the niqab is another example of unwarranted attention being given to a Muslim issue simply because it is a ‘Muslim’ issue. […]

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Should the veil (niqab) be banned? Panel discussion on Five news

Over a week ago on a Sunday afternoon I saw that a not so well known MP from Totnes, Sarah Wollaston, had tweeted about the niqab (face covering worn by some Muslim women for religious reasons). I immediately responded, see photo below: I also tweeted responses to a few more of her tweets, which were […]

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The Top 6 Actions that promote career success (from Forbes.com)

Here is a link to an article that I came across today. It details six actions that promote career success, sounds simple and when you think about it, it really is. Nevertheless, these actions really resonated with me so I thought I’d share them with you. Although aimed at women, I think these tips are […]

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