Was a pleasure to host Muslimah Sports Association – MSA in Parliament last night to discuss their tremendous work in promoting Muslim Women in sports in Ilford and across East London and supporting them break barriers in competitive sports too.

Research by Muslim Census finds 1/3 women do not participate in sports due to negative past experiences.43% of Muslim Women believe there is a lack of adequate facilities. More needs to be done to ensure women are offered a safe and open space to participate in sport.

Touched from hearing the inspirational stories of the women running this amazing organisation. A pioneering project for women, run by women. Smashing stereotypes about Hijab wearers and tackling stigma in minority communities.