Nawal Mustafa has an undergraduate degree in International & European Law and an LLM Master in International Law and the Law of International Organizations with specializations in Human Rights Law from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Currently, Nawal is a Ph.D. candidate at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Her PhD research focuses on the historical regulation of interracialized relationships in the U.K. in 1950-1970. Before her PhD, Nawal worked for Amnesty International, Humanity in Action, and Critical Mass. She is also active as a board member for Bureau Clara Wichman, a legal feminist fund and De GoedeZaak, a campaign platform for socioeconomic issues. Last year together with three other activists Nawal initiated SPEAK, a platform for Muslim women and their fight against racism, Islamophobia and sexism. Although an immense inequality currently characterizes the world, Nawal hopes that her efforts, as small as they may be, can contribute to the redistribution of power and help create a more just world. (Senior Fellow Amsterdam Fellowship, 2014).
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Nawal Mustafa on the prejudice of being a Black Muslim Woman
“I often think to myself: I'm not what you think I am. I will not allow myself to be reduced to labels." - says Senior Fellow Nawal Mustafa.
Martin Luther King Day 2015
Humanity in Action Senior Fellows Nawal Mustafa and Sarah Asmelash partnered with Humanity in Action Netherlands in 2013 to create an annual event that not only commemorated the legacy of Dr. King, but also encouraged future activism in society’s most challenging issues.