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.
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How the CCP Used 9/11 to Repress Uyghurs

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The Chinese Communist Party has leveraged the United States's 'Global War on Terror' to frame the Uyghur's call for self-determination as 'terrorism, separatism and extremism.'

UN Report Recognises China’s “Human Rights Violations” against Uyghurs

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The UN accuses China of “serious human rights violations” in recent report looking into allegations of abuse in “Xinjiang province”.

A Year Since the End of US Occupation in Afghanistan

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It has been one year since the United States and its allies’ humiliating defeat and forced withdrawal from Afghanistan after inciting 20 years of war. After drastic social, economic and human costs of the war, what does the future hold for the people of Afghanistan?

India: The Becoming of a Fascist and Islamophobic State

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How has the Indian government marginalised Muslims?

Thousands Across the Globe Gather in Solidarity for Uyghurs #Stand4Uyghurs  

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On Sunday the 31st July thousands across the globe in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Toronto CA, Washington DC, Auckland NZ, Johannesburg SA, Istanbul, and Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane AUS took to the streets to demand the CCP ‘Stop the Genocide Now’.   A staggering 100+ grassroots Muslim organisations joined the movement in solidarity with Uyghur and other Turkic ethnic Muslims in occupied East Turkestan who are facing an ethnic, cultural and religious genocide at the hands of the Chinese Communist Party.    Leading Muslim organisations, religious leaders and activists took to the stage to raise awareness, empower the community to get

This Sunday: We Make History Insha’Allah

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London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Washington DC, Toronto, Istanbul, Johannesburg, Auckland, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, inshāAllāh. 

Chinese embassy shamefully barricades entrance during Stand4Uyghurs art demo

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Acclaimed artist Shams took to the street armed with his paint cans alongside Sh Haitham, Hamza Tzortzis, Sh Abu Anas and others

5th July: Acclaimed artist to lead live art protest outside Chinese Embassy in London in support of Uyghurs on The Anniversary of The Urumqi Massacre

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Stand4Uyghurs Campaign Paints an Image of China's Genocide Against Uyghur Muslims Outside the Chinese Embassy on The Anniversary of The Urumqi Massacre On the 5th of July which marks 13 years since the Urumqi Massacre against the Uyghur Muslim minority in China, Stand4Uyghurs campaign will be holding a powerful live art protest depicting the religious and cultural genocide being carried out by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), outside the Chinese Embassy in London. Late last year,the People’s Uyghur Tribunal in London, which was chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice, who previously led the prosecution of the former Serbian president Slobodan Milosevic,

India’s BJP held to account for insulting remarks against Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

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What if Muslim nations were similarly rapid to act against the ongoing and severe cases of violence, systematic repression and persecution against Muslims and publicly condemned such acts?

Massive Chinese data hack: faces of 5000 detained Uyghurs revealed in unprecedented leak

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Unprecedented hacked 'Xinjiang Police Files' expose the draconian measures Chinese authorities have taken to detain millions of Uyghurs in East Turkestan.