The Muslim community has been facing the fear of being hated by other communities especially for women its hard to breathe with other communities. And when we talk about hijabi Muslim women they are the one most criticized.
Beyond all the criticism AVOW is a funded organization founded by Farah Anwar-Bawany, Shenza Bunglawala, Siema Iqbal, Heena Khalid, and Amanda Morris.
Dr Siema feels it is an organization that is more safe and relevant. She stated ‘For me, it is a time to be a Muslim Women with fear, compromise, and discrimination.
She stated Muslim community is suffering because media has always shown the bad side of Muslims not everyone knows Muslims they only believe what they get from media I will not blame people for having bad thoughts but media is responsible.
According to media-generated Muslim women, people keep a very narrow context and they think a Muslim woman is oppressed and they don’t have the ability to act according to the era and they blame Islam as a narrow religion.
Based on the religious context it then generates Islamophobia which is actually a bad thing.
AVOW wants to push a change towards the society because women are raising their voices against religious discrimination but very few of them are of Muslim women.
Muslim women are being harassed on the streets, in trains, malls, and buses as well. It is not about wearing a hijab every Muslim is under the attack of the stereo typist.
AVOW was founded to help raise the voice against discrimination and criticism. AVOW is helping women to keep their selves safe from other communities that are actually attacking them.
Today our co-founder @HeenaKhaled spoke to European wide staff at Amnesty about Muslim women, discrimination, Islamophobia, intersectionality & what Amnesty can & needs to do to support the cause going forward with & how to embed this area of work into their strategies pic.twitter.com/SMwZyuUmmM— AVOW (@AvowOrg) May 29, 2019
In the next 12 months, we will perform online national surveys and after that, we will analyze the impact of islamophobia on Muslim women.
“We are a voice that is challenging all forms of Islamophobia faced by women by ensuring women are portrayed in non-binary ways.”