Muslim women are notoriously difficult to engage with in Nottingham, An-Nisa Network has changed this. An-Nisa Network are changing the narrative for women in Mosques – as they are opening doors and improving accessibility for women. They actively encourage participation of women and advocate on their behalf on key decisions that affect their lives.
An-Nisa Network contributions to hate crime work we led on has been pivotal – they enabled us to get the voices of women heard at a local level and this fed into national research, “The Missing Muslims – Unlocking British Muslim Potential for the Benefit of All” report from, and the result of, the Citizens Commission on Islam, Participation & Public Life.
An-Nisa Network team has attended our soup kitchen, Salaam Shaalom on a few occasions, where they cooked and served a hot meal for upto 100 members of our destitute communites. They are excellent in organising a team of women to deliver an event/project for the betterment of our communities in Nottingham. They care about our communities.
We partnered with An-Nisa Network to deliver a Ramadan dinner for non-Muslim neighbours at Wollaton Mosque in June 2017. Their role was key in getting the donations for catering, inviting the neighbours and developing the Ramadan quiz and presentations for the event. Their approach is professional, they are well connected in the community and get the job done. We enjoy working with them and will not hesitate to work with them again.