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Alia Waheed

Alia Waheed

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Alia Waheed is a freelance journalist specialising in issues affecting Asian women in the UK and the Indian subcontinent.

Not even six years of being imprisoned and tortured in Iran has saved Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe from racist and misogynistic attacks upon her return. She should have been applauded for calling out the UK government’s failures, writes Alia Waheed.

28 March, 2022

An independent watchdog, the NHS Race and Health Observatory, has revealed institutional prejudice towards Muslims in the NHS. In particular, a failure to understand Muslims' religious context has led to systemic failings in the UK's health system.

22 March, 2022

Azeem Rafiq's heroic whistleblowing at Yorkshire cricket club has unveiled an institutional legacy of xenophobia, Islamophobia, and anti-Asian prejudice. For some this may be shocking, for others, it is an unsurprising continuation of years gone by.

12 November, 2021

Sabina Nessa's murder has once again brought violence against women into the spotlight. However, the UK's relatively apathetic reaction reveals how Muslim women are left especially vulnerable compared with others.

08 October, 2021

Women across Pakistan are sharing their #MeToo stories on colourful fabrics lined up on the busy streets to bring attention to the harrowing incidents that are often silenced.

08 March, 2021