The Muslim Women’s Network (MWN-UK) is an independent national network of individual Muslim women and Muslim women’s organisations across the UK.
MWN-UK works within a framework of human rights, justice and Islamic feminism. We aim to be member focused, inclusive and accountable in all that we do. We are committed to gender equality and value diversity. We are independent from all established political, governmental and religious institutions. We recognise that networks provide a mechanism for sharing knowledge, raising the profile of individuals, organisations and issues, and influencing policy and attitudes, and for building a critical mass of voices.
MWN-UK was formally established as a group in 2003 with the support of the Women’s National Commission (WNC), to give independent advice to government on issues relating to Muslim women and public policy. One of our first activities in collaboration with the Women’s National Commission was to ask Muslim women about their needs. This ‘listening exercise’ was published as the ‘She Who Disputes’ report which identified both the existing space favouring and unjust barriers against Muslim women’s full participation in society. This report remains the main inspiration for our work, in addition to our ongoing interaction with our members and women in the community. Our work is about changing the foundations of Muslim women’s lives and not just improving services.
Membership fee: Free
For more information visit: www.mwnuk.co.uk