Inspire is a counter-extremism and human rights organisation which seeks to address inequalities facing British Muslim women. We empower women to challenge hatred, extremism and gender discrimination. By empowering women, Inspire aims to create positive social change resulting in a more democratic, peaceful and fairer Britain. Women are key to the development and prosperity of any society; Inspire believes that Muslim women are no different and are capable of being at the forefront of strengthening communities as well as tackling problems both within Britain and internationally.
We provide a number of different services including consultancy, training and development, publications, delivery of campaigns and the creation of local women’s networks. We manage projects on a local, national and international level focusing on empowering Muslim women, strengthening community cohesion, preventing all forms of extremism, enhancing gender equality and promoting human rights.
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Monday 16 December 2013, 13:30
An article featured in the Sunday Times on 15th December 2013 reports how Muslim women underwent enforced gender segregation at a university Islamic society seminar and how they were prevented from being able to ask questions verbally.
Monday 16 December 2013, 13:21
As the controversy around Universities UK's guidelines on gender segregated seating continued to dominate the news, Sara Khan spoke out against the reasoning and consequences of gender segregation on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme.
Recent blog posts:
Tuesday 24 December 2013, 12:47
If we want to combat extremism, we need to recognise that this is a battle of narratives centred around theology and by amplifying theological counter-narratives to extremist ideology we can help make their narrative redundant. Written for Huffington Post.
Tuesday 26 November 2013, 12:52
Universities UK’s approval of gender segregated seating results in less favourable treatment of women. Written for the Independent.
Empowering Women, Countering Extremism: Wandsworth Training Programme Nov 2103
Inspire in partnership with Wandsworth Council will be delivering its highly successful training programme for female residents in the Wandsworth and Tooting area. The course will begin on Wednesday 20th November and will lead to the creation of an independent Wandsworth Muslim Women’s Network which will encourage women to take a more active role in addressing issues that affect them, their communities as well as contributing more widely to the city of Wandsworth. The course will examine the contemporary challenges facing British Muslim women, understanding the impact of gender discrimination, the challenge of extremism, who is vulnerable to extremism, the history of extremism and theological counter-narratives to extremist ideology. For further information please contact Inspire.