Founder and Director: Elizabeth Arif-Fear
Elizabeth is a young British Muslim and award-winning writer and activist based in London.
Passionate about human rights, socio-political issues and intercultural relations from a young age, she went on to study languages/translation and human rights at postgraduate level, including some study within Islamic Studies (Feminism in the Muslim World). She converted to Islam whilst in her final year at university.
A dedicated writer and campaigner, Elizabeth is active with a range of national and international human rights, interfaith and women’s organisations/platforms as a writer, activist, community organiser and ambassador. Passionate about languages, Elizabeth also works as a volunteer translator/proofreader for a variety of non-profit causes. Her main interests include: women’s rights, refugee and migrant rights and issues surrounding immigration, multiculturalism, anti-extremism and community cohesion.
In 2019, Elizabeth won the St. Ethelburga’s award for Sacred Activist of the Year and also became a published poet. Her latest venture – her debut poetry collection “What If It Were You?” (2019) – focusses on a range of critical human rights issues, including FGM, child marriage, modern slavery and the rights of refugees.