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.
54 Articles

Islamophobia report says Muslim states have failed Uyghurs

6 Min Read

In a new paper, the Centre for Uyghur Studies has sharply criticised Muslim countries for alleged inaction in calling out the decades-long Uyghur genocide by China.

Macron unwittingly joins cat and dog fight between US and China

6 Min Read

The French president Emmanuel Macron has tried and failed to distance himself and Europe from the Second Cold War involving rival superpowers, China and the US.

Has al-Aqsa left our hearts?

8 Min Read

In light of the continued Zionist desecration of al-Aqsa, Islam21c's Campaigns Co-ordinator offers a wake-up call for Muslims on how we should view the third-holiest site on Earth.

International Women’s Day – honouring our Uyghur mothers and sisters

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In part four of this series, Islam21c’s Campaigns Co-ordinator and Stand4Uyghurs lead recounts her March 2022 Istanbul trip, while marking International Women's Day.

Gujarat 2002 – revisiting India’s state-sponsored Muslim massacre

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Today, we mark 21 years since the start of the devastating Gujarat Genocide of 2002, when 150,000 were displaced, and 2,000 mostly Muslim people were killed.

Delhi Police murder of Muslims: these are the events of 23 February 2020

7 Min Read

In February 2020, Delhi Police began facilitating or allowing the torture, displacement, or murder of around 2,000 Muslims, at the hands of Hindutva mobs.

Tale of a Uyghur mum who fled Chinese persecution in East Turkestan

8 Min Read

In part three of a mini-series, Islam21c’s Campaigns Co-ordinator and Stand4Uyghurs lead recounts her Istanbul trip from March of 2022.

The awe-inspiring courage of Uyghur women living in exile

5 Min Read

In part two of this mini-series, Islam21c's Campaigns Co-ordinator and Stand4Uyghurs lead recounts her Istanbul trip from March 2022.

When Islam21c came together with exiled Uyghurs in Türkiye

8 Min Read

In part one of a mini-series, Islam21c's Campaigns Co-ordinator and Stand4Uyghurs lead recounts her Istanbul trip from March of 2022.

Islamophobia report exposes European governments’ complicity

8 Min Read

A recent report has exposed various European governments' complicity in ingraining Islamophobia into society.