Providing others with an avenue to be heard
Iman has always believed in the power of young people, women and advocacy. She aims to use her platform to help others and to provide them with an avenue to be heard.
Social justice isn’t just about volunteering, but it’s also about raising awareness about particular issues and doing everything in our power to help. We have a duty, as global citizens, to use our privileged circumstances and our rizq in doing good and promoting goodness; Islam, through iman and ihsan or faith and goodness, encourages this.
Iman was elected Youth Premier of the NSW Youth Parliament program in 2015, and served as the Youth Minister for Women, where her bill on Domestic Violence, specifically, the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme, was incorporated into the NSW Government platform. In 2016, she was the keynote speaker at the Feel.Think.Flow Summit, discussing youth radicalisation and the impact of Islamophobia on young people, and women in particular, in Australia. In 2017, she was selected as an Oxfam Change Initiative Leader, working with Oxfam NSW to promote their ‘Right to Refuge’ campaign. Iman has also taken a keen interest in global politics and followed up on her passion for humanitarian issues, volunteering for UN Youth and undertaking a placement under UNRWA in the Al-Baqa’a refugee camp in Jordan. She hopes to continue serving the local and international community through the founding of KindNecessities – bettering and empowering the lives of women and the youth globally.