Sadia Hameed is a Multi-award winning Spokesperson for the Council of Ex Muslims of Britain (CEMB). Sadia was the winner of the Iranian and Kurdish Women’s Rights Organisation’s (IKWRO) Activist of the Year award and Lift Effect’s Star Award in 2017 for her work, campaigning against honour based violence and all forms of harmful traditional practices.
Sadia has worked in the women’s sector, with a specialist focus on the issues faced by black and minority ethnic women for the last 10 years, prior to joining CEMB. Determined to end harmful traditional practices and in the struggle for equality for all, Sadia not only challenges community members, but also those from outside the community who remain silent about harmful traditional and religious practices, in the name of respecting cultural or religious ideals that are truly damaging to the most vulnerable within those communities.
Sadia is a Spokesperson for CEMB and Director of Gloucestershire Sisters.