We build the power of young Muslims
What is Jawaab?
Jawaab works to build the power of young Muslims to become a force for justice, fairness, and respect in their communities. We build power by creating healing justice spaces. Building leadership and creativity. And empower young Muslims to seek change at a local level.
Why is Jawaab Needed?
Islamophobia lends itself to violence, marginalisation, exploitation and feelings of powerlessness. It impacts us all as our civil liberties are stripped down in the name of security, our working conditions worsen as Muslims struggle to find employment, our streets become less safe because of Islamophobic hate crime.
Because of this, young Muslims are not given the same opportunities as the majority of people and this impacts their everyday life. It dehumanises them, it creates huge racial and social barriers in access to education, employment and health. It make them the fifth pillar in society, where their existence is seen as a cause of suspicion by the state and through state policies.
Islamophobia is systemic, and so our strategy as a movement needs to be multi-pronged.
For Jawaab, this means building the power of young Muslims to push for systemic change.