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Bradford businesswoman to speak at women's rights conference
A high-profile Bradford businesswoman will make a speech at a event by an organisation focusing on women’s human rights.
Adeeba Malik, deputy boss of Bradford-based charity QED-UK, will be at the prestigious 36th International Alliance of Women (IAW) congress.
The event will focus on the empowerment and development of women in the UK.
The IAW works to promote women's human rights around the world.
Delegates from more than 50 countries will be attending the congress in London from September 8 to 14.
Miss Malik will be speaking alongside Baroness Shreela Flather and Asma Jehangir, the prominent Pakistani human rights lawyer.
She said: “It’s a huge honour to be speaking alongside some of the most influential and inspiring women working in the fields of equality and human rights. My work at QED-UK and beyond is dedicated to improving the advancement of women and removing barriers to opportunity.
“Over the last 23 years QED-UK has done a huge amount of work to ensure women play a central part in British society. As well as my work at QED-UK, I’ve been involved with a range of national boards looking at issues around the role of women in this country, and putting recommendations to the government and various agencies.”
QED-UK focuses on the social and economic development of ethnic minorities in the UK, working with the public, private and voluntary sector to improve disadvantage.
Miss Malik has also led on ground-breaking training programmes delivered in Pakistan with Mirpur University, to help women before they enter the UK.
Previously a teacher in Bradford, she has dedicated her career to creating opportunity and is also a patron of the UK All Pakistan Women’s Association, and holds an MBE for services to ethnic minorities and businesses.