We’ve survived the struggle of feeling we don’t belong and not having support; we lived through it but we want to help others through it as well now.
Behind ODARA are sisters Kiran and Aysha Iqbal and their mother Zatoon Iqbal. Together they have created a safe haven for women, where their personal professional and social needs are met.
Our city is strong, and stands undivided against extremism. Birmingham has a long tradition of diversity and tolerance. While this is a major focus of my community work, it’s everybody’s responsibility.
There are still areas and communities and neighbourhoods where people are not integrated enough and that’s not because they don’t want to be! How are people who don’t understand our culture, who don’t know much about our faith, supposed to understand that we are different to them? It’s difficult for them too.
Visit www.odara.org.uk to learn more about the organisation.