Director and Co-founder
“Her voice—not the braying of the separatists could be the sound of our shared future.” Sara Khan has also been described as having “stood up against patriarchy, challenged extremist Muslims and thrown the gauntlet down to far right extremists.” Having worked and actively campaigned for women’s rights within Muslim communities for over 18 years, Sara has a wealth of experience in understanding the huge challenges and barriers that face British Muslim women today. To help redress these wrongs, Sara co-founded Inspire in 2009 to empower Muslim women and to help raise awareness of the inequalities that face British Muslim women which have prevented them from contributing fully to life.
Throughout her life, Sara has led on a number of innovative projects which have included leadership training, capacity building, women’s rights and the role Muslim women can play in countering extremism. Sara has worked with several British Muslim organisations and has held numerous leadership positions including being elected President for a national Muslim Women’s youth organisation in 2002. In March 2009, Sara was listed in the Equality and Human Rights Commission Muslim Women’s Power List. Sara has participated on the Home Office’s Race Equality Advisory Panel Shadowing Scheme and in September 2005 after the 7/7 bombings sat on the Home Office’s Tackling Extremism and Radicalisation Working Group. Sara has also represented the views of young British Muslim women on a number of trips organised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Sara has written a number of newspaper articles and her work with Inspire has received national and international media coverage.
A born human rights activist she completed an MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. Sara is also a qualified hospital pharmacist and has a Masters in Pharmacy. Sara is married with 2 children.