1000-londoners-logo-header Monday 26th October 2016 Wimbledon Odeon held its opening screening night of the story of Dr Siyana Shaffi, one of the founding members of Muslim Women of Merton.  Siyana, a GP, mother of five and humanitarian aid worker with refugees on the Greek Island of Lesbos spoke about her life and experience as part of 1000 londoners –  a project that aims to tell the story of 1000 londoners through their own words.

The 3 minute film was also aired at theWimbledon  bookfest and All England Lawn Tennis Association this autumn and can be accessed at the following link:



Be Inspired once again!

International Women’s Day Newsletter Review

by Sabah Sufi on May 9th 2017

Moved by the welcoming and warm acknowledgement we received from the National and local speakers at our MWM International Women’s Day Celebration, here is an independant review of the first event from Areej Rehan, a sister who watched the events videos and gave her review.

“I decided to write in detail a review of the events.  It will not only serve as a reminder to what MWM has achieved but it will also help you all relate with the enthusiasm and inspiration that all the speakers shared.

You will find here, a short summary of each speaker presentation, review of stalls and muslims women in history exhibition review; photographs of the event; concluded with audience response and discussions.”

Day 1, Saturday, 4th March 2017, 2 30- 5 PM

Day 2, Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 6 30 – 8 30 PM

Event Team-Saturday, 4th March 2017
Saturday MWM Team
From Left to Right: Dr. Raisha Nurani, Host & Facilitator; Dr. Hina Qureshi, Exhibition Showcasing; Saira Mirza, Secretary MWM; Dr. Sanam Malik, Stalls Coordinator; Sabah Sufi, Project Coordinator; Dr. Emma Wiley, Creative Lead; Seema Rasul, Technical Support.

Speakers & Contributors for Saturday 4th March #Be Bold

Nuzhat Ali, Opening message as Chair of Muslim Women of Merton- Video

Rommana binte Abu Bakr, Lawyer and CEO and Founder Haute Elan

Myriam Francois Cerrah, Journalist & Broadcaster, video message

Haleema Abu Bakr, TV Presenter & Makeup Artist

Kate Hepburn, Healthy Muslimah – video message

Anjum Qazi, Deputy Head Al Muntada Islamic School

Zohra Kahku, CEO & Founder Halal Gems, video message

Hafsah Adam, Businesswomen and Life Coach, Local Merton Resident

Nafeesa Bakkar,  Co Founder, Amaliah

Shelina Janmohamed, Journalist, Author and CEO Ogilvy, video message

Hajra Memon, CEO Shade 7 Publishing – slideshow

Dr. Siyana Shaffi, General Practitioner (GP) and Humanitarian -presentation


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