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Stepping up: young Muslim women in Britain

From reforming mosques to challenging perceptions of their communities, young Muslim women in Britain are stepping up to make their voices heard. Siobhan O' Connell went to meet them. Listen Now.

4 March 2009
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From reforming mosques to challenging perceptions of their communities, young Muslim women in Britain are stepping up to make their voices heard. In Birmingham they have launched a website called Hear My Voice which supports young Muslim women who are tackling issues such as isolation, access to education and the "out of touch" mosque authorities.

Tasneem Mahmood, the project director of 'Hear my Voice', told Siobhan O'Connell ‘the only way to change or challenge perceptions of the Muslim community is if you are out there in the public arena." 

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