Facilitators & Speakers

Rizwan Hussain
Lab 4 Participant

Rizwan, founder and director of Jawaab, a non-for-profit that creatively campaigns on socio-political issues faced by youth, with a particular focus on the British Pakistani community. By mobilizing youth through strong grassroots action and social media, Rizwan aims to tackle social injustices and inequalities affecting local communities.In 2011-2012, Rizwan worked as a Faiths Act Fellow for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation. Combining elements of interfaith and international development, Rizwan effectively campaigned on the improvement of maternal health and child mortality rates in countries like Bangladesh and Sierra Leone. In the past Rizwan worked at Islington Council Children Services department, on the Young Muslim Voices project.His work empowers and engages young Muslims via civic participation campaigns, as well as helps to shape and influence policies that may affect them. Rizwan also set up the Young Refugee Voices project that let young refugees and asylum-seekers use art methods to express the experiences, stories, and traumas that they have faced in their lives. Rizwan is currently working on 12 Cities Network “Kick Islamophobia”. The project intends to combat Islamophobia Europe-wide and rally a grassroots movement confronting anti-Muslim hysteria.

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