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Huda Jawad

Intersectional Muslim Feminist and Equalities Activist

Huda Jawad was born in Baghdad and left Iraq at the age of two. She travelled the Middle East throughout her childhood eventually settling in the UK in 1988.​ She​ has a combined Honours Degree in Sociology and Psychology from Roehampton University and a Masters in International Studies and Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Huda has held various positions in local government, national and international NGOs and charities tackling a wide range of issues relating to social exclusion, justice, equality and conflict resolution. ​She is passionate about tackling Violence Against Women and Girls. She works in partnership with BME & faith communities as well as professionals to raise awareness and develop strategies to better support survivors. Huda is a member of Musawah, the global movement for equality and justice in the Muslim family. She is also a 2017 Clore Social Fellow and a trustee of End Violence Against Women Coalition, a leading coalition of specialist women’s support services, researchers, activists, survivors and NGOs working to end violence against women and girls in all its forms in the UK. Huda has been one of the organisers of Women's March London since 2018 .

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