Source of Influence: Social Issues
Status: Featured in current year
Mohammadi Siddiqui is a pioneer female Muslim politician, social worker, and human rights activist. She established the Fatima Foundation in 2003 to ensure Muslim women’s rights on two related fronts: the personal daily struggle of women against discrimination, and the social and legal practices that influence women’s independence and access to basic rights. The foundation organizes Muslim women’s groups and works with religious scholars and women leaders to educate women and raise awareness of their rights in order to advocate for the practice of actual Islamic law and ensure social justice for women. The foundation also publishes books and translations of the Qur’an in the local language and provides services to the victims of domestic violence.