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PRESS RELEASE – The Empowerment of Muslim Women

PRESS RELEASE – The Empowerment of Muslim Women

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Tuesday September 26 2017

MEND will be hosting a powerful line up of successful women speakers at our fringe event at the Labour Party conference today. The event, titled, Labour and Muslim Women Empowerment, will highlight the acute challenges Muslim women face in the spotlight of public opinion and in the workplace, alongside showcasing the positive contributions Muslim women have made to British society. Speaking at the event are:

Diane Abbott – Shadow Home Secretary

Rushanara Ali – MP for Bethnal Green and Bow

Naz Shah – MP for Bradford West

Kate Green – MP for Stretford and Urmston

Dr Saleyha Ahsan – emergency doctor, broadcaster and former British Army Captain

The fringe event is taking place at the Chartwell Suite at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton. The event will run from 10:30am – 12:30pm on Tuesday 26th September.

For more information please email [email protected] or call Amina Raouf on 07825 698 977.

Notes for Editors

  • MEND’s manifesto calls for the UK’s leading political parties to commit to a series of pledges on issues important to British Muslims, including extending legal coverage for religious hate crime offences and preserving the Human Rights Act and protecting minority rights following the UK’s decision to leave the EU.
  • MEND’s work has been commended by the World Economic Forum and EU’s Parliament Magazine
  • MEND works with the Crown Prosecution Service, police forces, schools and communities across the UK to tackle Islamophobia

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