Sara Khan is is one of the UK’s leading Muslim female voices on countering Islamist extremism and promoting human rights. She helped co-found Inspire (www.wewillinspire.com), a counter-extremism and women’s rights organisation in 2008 with the aim of challenging gender inequality and Islamist extremism within Muslim communities.
She is a contributor to The Guardian and The Independent newspapers, as well as The Huffington Post and has made numerous appearances on British television and radio. She helped launch Inspire’s Jihad Against Violencecampaign and the anti-Isis campaign #makingastand which was supported by the Home Secretary.
In March 2009, Sara was listed in the Equality & Human Rights Commission Muslim Women’s Power List. In January 2015 Sara was recognised as one of Britain’s 500 most influential people, in the prestigious Debrett’s War and Peace category as someone who is working towards peace and stability in the United Kingdom. In March 2015 she was named the 2015 Kraemer Middle East Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence, the Wendy & Emery Reves Center for International Studies and the Program in Comparative Legal Studies and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding at the William & Mary School of Law in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA.
Her activism has received national and international recognition and she has been profiled in The Guardian, The Independent and Vogue magazine. Whether working with Muslim women, youth, statutory agencies, schools, the police or government, Sara is passionate in tackling extremism, championing human rights and working towards creating a better world.