Maira Mirza

Maira is the Research and Communications Officer at Human Aid & Advocacy. She previously worked as the Campaigns Co-ordinator and Editor at Islam21c. And before this, she achieved an undergraduate and post-graduate degree in Psychology from UCL. Maira has been active in advocating on behalf of persecuted and oppressed communities through her voluntary work at Lighthouse Advocacy, as well as co-ordinating the Stand4Uyghurs campaign, wherein she supported in mobilising the community to defend Uyghur Muslims who are being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party. She aspires to be a researcher, analysing the state of Muslims being persecuted or oppressed across the globe for their faith.
56 Articles

Sheffield University encampment disrupts awards event

10 Min Read

Student encampment at the University of Sheffield is one of 36 active sites across the UK in solidarity with Gaza.

100 years on, the Ummah remains strong and empowered

6 Min Read

A century on from the end of the Caliphate, we must not feel defeated; we are as strong and principled as ever.

Aid is not enough to help Palestine

8 Min Read

British Muslim charities must partner, support, and defend one another in delivering more than just aid for Palestine.

Western state media in disinformation drive to justify Gaza genocide

8 Min Read

On Israel's genocide in Palestine, Maira Mirza from Human Aid & Advocacy warns that Western disinformation will fail.

Uyghur genocide: XPCC’s 69-year reign of oppression

8 Min Read

Maira Mirza from Human Aid & Advocacy discusses the role played by a key facilitator in the oppression of East Turkestani Muslims.

Afghanistan: Overcoming Decades of Aid Corruption

8 Min Read

22 years after the launch of the "War on Terror", Maira Mirza from Human Aid & Advocacy reflects on US-NATO allies' "intervention" in Afghanistan.

Prophet Mūsa’s message of advocacy to the Ummah

6 Min Read

Activists and advocates can learn from the example of Prophet Mūsa by looking at his strive and struggle against persecution and oppression.

Russia’s military vs. Wagner is a reminder of their destruction in Muslim world

7 Min Read

Recent tensions between the paramilitary Wagner Group and Putin's military remind us of their untold crimes against the Muslim world. This must end!

Afghanistan’s Economic Improvements Under the Taliban

8 Min Read

Maira Khan battles Western reporting by providing a fairer picture of Afghanistan's economic position, two years after two decades of US-led devastation ended.

10 years of India’s march towards Muslim genocide

7 Min Read

On 26 May 2014, Narendra Modi was sworn in as Prime Minister of India. Today, we look at his steady drive towards ethnic cleansing of the country's Muslims.