I am proud to support the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Muslim Women. Earlier this week, I was re-elected as an officer of the influential group in Parliament.
We are united in a dedication to helping women and girls in Muslim communities and societies achieve social, economic and political rights, meeting human needs.
Abroad, conflict and war are experienced differently by women and men, girls and boys, the elderly and the young.
The APPG raises awareness of the difficulties faced by Muslim women in times of peace and in times of unrest, including the current conflict in Gaza and Palestine.
In Gaza specifically, women and children are reported to be 70 per cent of the recent deaths since the murderous attack on Israelis in October that initiated this most recent aggressive reactionary attack on innocent Palestinians.
The APPG for Race and Community has also re-elected me as an officer and, earlier in January, I was elected once again as Vice-Chair of the APPG for British Muslims.
We work for the day in our community and our world when skin colour and faith are no more important than the shade of our hair or the colour of our eyes.