Community Women Against Abuse as an activist-collective is open to membership and contribution from any woman who opposes submission and believe in emancipation and women’s empowerment in true sense. Our current volunteers include:
Farzahan Rahman: Farzahan is an educator, a mother, a survivor of DV, a musician and women’s rights advocate. She is currently engaged in a DPhil research project on education and Bangladeshi women at the University of Michigan, US. She is one of those Bangladeshi Muslim women who overcome male oppression and honor code with tremendous inner power. Her music can be accessed here .
Mala Sarker : Mala is a business entrepreneur and an anti-racist artist. Before starting her own business in Croydon, she lived in East London for many years and worked for women asylum seekers and BAME women detainee as a translator. She is a mother of 11 years boy, a feminist and a secularist campaigner who believe that humanity is the only religion worth believing. Mala is passionate about women’s empowerment and refugee women’s rights. Further details can be found here.
Piya Mayenin: Piya is a solicitor, a writer, an artist and a women’s rights activist who worked with and for minority women. She has helped many women achieve settlement on the Domestic Violence route and many women achieve discretionary leave through International laws. She is a compassionate peoples’ person. Further details is here
Pushpita Gupta: Pushpita Gupta is the convenor of Campaign for Religious Minorities and Secular Bangladesh Movement, UK. She is a human rights activist, working to promote harmony within and beyond the community in London.
Rumana Hashem: Rumana is a transnational feminist, an environmentalist and a women’s rights campaigner working with Bangladeshi community women in London. Trained as a political sociologist, she is working on migration and refugee studies with a focus on gender and ethnicity. Rumana is the founder of Community Women’s blog and the convenor of Community Women Against Abuse. Further details on Rumana’s work experience can be found here.
Sinthia Arefin : Sinthia is a migrant art student, secularist women’s advocate and environmental activist. She is currently undertaking MA degree in art and media studies at the University of East London.