This vital new research project, led by our partner @MWIPproject working alongside Leeds Beckett University, will explore the specific experiences of Muslim women and girls (aged 17-25 years) years entering the criminal justice system (CJS) and will present a unique and valuable opportunity for the pathways of change to be shaped and directed by the voices of young Muslim women.

The study will be a joint community and academic effort to identify, understand and address the factors that contribute to the disproportionate representation of young Muslim girls in the criminal justice system.

Funded by the Barrow Cadbury Trust and Transition To Adulthood (T2A), the study is believed to be the first of its kind, with a specific focus on the intersection of gender, age, and faith. It follows almost a decade of work by MWIP to listen to young Muslim women’s voices.