About Jawaab

Jawaab means ' to answer/reply ' or ' to fulfil a purpose ' across parts of Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

Jawaab is a grassroots youth movement seeking to effect social change.

Our aims are to:

  • Raise awareness of social and political issues minority groups are facing. We want to challenge hate, racism, inequality and injustice.
  • Break down negative misconceptions, stereotypes and preconceived notions about particular communities.
  • Mobilise a grassroots youth movement. Offering them a safe space for expression and giving them training so they can become our future leaders.

Our 3 stages of campaigning

  • Grassroots Campaigning

    We listen and engage on particular issues with minority groups. create spaces for them to explore and express themselves, speaking out about issues impacting their lives and their society. We offer training in community activism and leadership, equipping individuals with the skills to become confident advocates in their local communities.

  • Digital Campaigning

    By using creative, digital and social media, we work with communities to offer them a platform to express themselves. We record their stories to gain a real understanding of their lives and experiences to share with the world.

  • Informative Campaigning

    We want to bridge the gap between particular minority groups and institutions such as the media, government and academia, in their understanding of particular issues. Influencing change for the betterment of grassroots communities.


Our values are highly important to us. It makes us who we are and shapes what we believe in.


We are all-inclusive, engaging with people from faiths and non-faith backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities.


We are radical in our approach to campaigning, striving to be original, imaginative and creative.


We want to inspire individuals from grassroots to take responsibility over their lives and effect change


We operate with an open mind and a non-judgemental approach


We believe in honesty, sincerity and humility - seeking positive change for the socially oppressed

Our advisory board

Peter Pelz

Peter Pelz

Advisory Board
Chris Allen

Chris Allen

Advisory BoardTweet me @DrChrisAllen
Chris Allen is a Lecturer in the Institute of Applied Social Studies at the University of Birmingham. For the past decade and a half, he has been researching the phenomenon of Islamophobia. This has included exploring the experience of Muslim women who are victims of street-based hate and violence, opposition to the building of mosques, and the role of the far-right in promoting anti-Muslim hate. As well as publishing widely and appearing in the media regularly, he has also served as an independent member of the Government’s Anti-Muslim Hate Working Group.
Arun Kundnani

Arun Kundnani

Advisory BoardTweet me @ArunKundnani
Donald Reeves

Revd. Donald Reeves

Advisory BoardTweet me @donaldreeves
Milad Ahmed

Milad Ahmed


Our team

Rizwan Hussain

Rizwan Hussain

Chief ExecTweet me @Rizwan_Hussain
Noori Bibi

Noori Bibi

DirectorTweet me @nooribibi
Farrah Sheikh

Farrah Shiekh

Research and PolicyTweet me @farrah_nazh
Dillon Williams

Dillon Williams

Digital MediaTweet me @LiveOuk

Regional Activists

husna rasul

Husna Rasul

LutonTweet me @husnarasul
alaume houdry

Alaume Houdry

ParisTweet me @AlaumeHoudry