Shaista Gohir

Women's Rights Activist and Campaigner

Shaista Gohir writes in her independent capacity. She is a leading Muslim women’s rights activist in the UK. She is currently the Chair of Muslim Women's Network UK (www.mwnuk.co.uk), she led it from a small informal group to an independent and formally established national organization. She is also a member of the International Advisory Group, which is the highest decision making committee for Musawah, a global Muslim women's movement. Shaista also blogs on her own website, www.shaistagohir.com
Louise Casey Raises Some Valid Concerns About Muslim

Louise Casey Raises Some Valid Concerns About Muslim Women

I don't want to just have difficult conversations; I also want to have positive conversations. Too often there is a tendency to only focus on the problems experienced by Muslim women and girls. Little or no attention is paid to their successes and achievements.
08/12/2016 08:05 GMT
Muslim Women Can Help Stop Youth From Going to

Muslim Women Can Help Stop Youth From Going to Syria

So what can Muslim women do to stop young Muslims from going abroad and getting involved in the Syria conflict? Well women can be the first to see behavioural changes amongst family members including a preoccupation with the Syria crisis.
24/04/2014 11:55 BST
Extraordinary Muslim Women at the Olympics - Past to

Extraordinary Muslim Women at the Olympics - Past to Present

Their biggest hurdle preventing girls from taking up sports is religious extremism, particularly for those living in conservative Muslim countries. Although there is nothing in the Quran forbidding women and girls from exercising and playing sports, religious scholars are making Islam more restrictive than it should be through misinterpretations.
01/08/2012 16:57 BST
Muslim women finding empowerment despite the hostility after

Muslim women finding empowerment despite the hostility after 9/11

When they are given the opportunity, Muslim women are integrating, participating in civic, economic and social life while raising children who are productive members of society. In the last decade, Muslim women may have developed their religious identity, but it is now time to strengthen their national identity.
12/09/2011 15:04 BST