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  • Structure and Members
  • I. General Assembly
    The first EFOMW’s governing body is the General Assembly, composed of delegates from member associations, in addition to the founders who were behind the creation of this forum.

    II. Board of Directors
    The General Assembly elects a Board of Directors, which implements the policies of the GA in running an action plan, which is evaluated at the next Assembly and voted to be approved or not.

    The current board consists of :

    • Mrs. Iman Sandra Pertek, Chair (UK)
    • Mrs. Dorsaf Ben Dhiab, Vice-Chair (France)
    • Mrs. Ayesha Basit, Interim Treasurer (UK)
    • Mrs. Zainab Marrakchi, Director (Sweden)
    • Mrs. Meliha Rifatbegovic - Haskic, Director (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    • Mrs. Suada Kera, Director (Albania)

    Iman Sandra Pertek (UK), Chair:  sandra.pertek@efomw.eu
    She is gender and SGBV consultant in international development. A doctoral researcher at University of Birmingham. Her research explores SGBV at the intersection of religion and displacement and focuses on the role of religion and faith in refugee women’s coping with experiences of abuse in the refugee journeys and intersectional vulnerability to discrimination. She is a social development, gender and SGBV specialist with more than 10-year experience in international development and education sector in several countries. She served as Senior Policy Adviser on Gender and Gender Technical Lead at Islamic Relief Worldwide, spearheading the strategy to integrate gender and GBV issues into international programmes.  An active member of several networks for gender, religion and development and an advocate of a faith sensitive approach to gender justice. She holds an MSc in Social Development Practice from University College London and a BA in European Studies from University of Warsaw.

    Dorsaf Ben Dhiab (France), Vice-Chair:  bendhiab.dorsaf@efomw.eu
    She has a Master’s degree in Contemporary literature from Lille III University. She has made a commitment in the local, the national and the European associative work since 1993 and she chaired several associations. She is a speaker in French, in Arabic and in English on Woman issue. She is the co-author of the Manifesto of the Muslim Woman (LFFM, 2004). She was an active member and a regional delegate of the French League of the Muslim Woman (2006-2008). She was the General Secretary of the European Forum of Muslim Women and was in charge of the Public Relations (2006-2010). She is married and she has 4 children.

    Ayesha Basit (UK), Treasurer: ayesha.basit@efomw.eu 
    She is a Polish Muslim revert of 21 years and a treasurer for Women of Faith (Kobiety Wiary), a Polish charity organisation aiming to assist Polish Muslim women integration in UK, for the past 3 years. With 10 years of managerial experience in food and retail industries, she graduated in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in Business Management – Finance at University of Westminster. She then moved to project management and was involved in business development of a start-up company which resulted in it achieving ISO accreditation. In 2016, she completed an intercollegiate MSc in Transport Engineering from Imperial College London and University College London. With an overall 5 years in Highway engineering sector, she is a Principal Projects Engineer at a Local Authority in UK.

    Zainab Marrakchi (Sweden):  zainab.marrakchi@efomw.eu
    She is a master student in chemical engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan). In combination with her M.Sc studies at KTH she completed her master degree in education from Stockholm’s University  and is qualified as secondary school teacher in chemistry and mathematics.  Her voluntary work in the Islamic society started at the age of 18 as trainee in the educational board in Islamic Association in Sweden (Islamiska Förbundet I Sverige). Today Zainab is the president of Muslim Women Association (Muslimska Kvinnoföreningen) in Stockholm and is graduating her studies during 2014.  She is also an elected representative of the federal board of the study association Ibn Rushd in Sweden.

    Suada Kera (Albania): suada.kera@efomw.eu 
    She has a Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Master Degree in Counselling Psychology from Tirana University. She has been volunteering as a psychologist in some Daily Care Centers in Tirana where she has gained a lot of experience and practical skills regarding therapies with children with special needs.She has participated in different regional and international conferences, seminars and trainings in the field of psychology and women issues. Since 2010 she is a trainer in the field of communication and child psychology. 
    Previously she has been the Head of Student Department at “Ardhmeria” Association for five years. She is founder and the Director of “NUR” association, established in 2011, which aims to create a model of the Muslim woman, whose moral, spiritual, and religious values are combined with the professional skills. 

    III. The Member Organizations

    • Ligue Française de la Femme Musulmane – France
      President: Hela Khomsi
    • Association Culturelle des Femmes Musulmanes de Suisse – Switzerland
      President: Nadia Karmous
    • Associazione Donne Musulmane d’Italia, ADMI – Italia
      President: Yamina Salah 
    • Islamisher Frauenverband fur Bildung und Erziehung in Deutschland – Germany
      President: Thamar Hababa
    • Aktiv Kvindeforening i Danmark- Denmark – President: Faizeh Mala
    • Muslim Women Society for the Future- UK
    • Associación de Mujeres Musulmanas «An-nur»- Spain
      President : Cherifa Ben Hassine
    • The Muslim Woman’s Association Muslimska KvninnoFöreningen (MKF)- Sweden
      President: Zainab Marrakchi
      mkfstockholm@gmail.com; zainab.marrakchi@gmail.com
    • Association Nahla - Bosnia and Herzegovina
      President : Sehija Dedovic
    • All-Ukrainian Association of Social Organisations “ARRAID”- Ukraine
      President: Issa Tanzilya
    • Forumul European Al Femeilor Musulmane din Romania- Romania
      Prsident: Amani Allaqta
      E-mail: islam@lig.ro
    • Woman Affirmation Association- Macedonia
      President: Ajgyl Sulejman
    • Center Women and Modern World- Azerbaijan-
      President: Sudaba Shiraliyeva
    • Women of Faith- Kobiety Wiary - UK
      President: Sandra Pertek 
    • Cultural Educative Center "NUR" - Albania
      President: Suada Kera
    • WoW- With or Without - Germany

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