Ms Aziza Abdel-Halim AM
Aziza Abdel-Halim AM is currently the Chairperson of the Women Movement South-East Asia and the Pacific; Vice President of the Regional Islamic Dawah Council of South-East Asia and the Pacific (RISEAP); and President of the Muslim Women's National Network Australia.
Abdel-Halim AM was a member of John Howard's 'Reference Group' to advise the government on issues pertaining to Muslims. She has been described by The Australian as "Australia's most prominent female Muslim leader".
Aziza Abdel-Halim AM is one of Australia's leading Arabic scholars and a prominent Muslim leader. She grew up in Egypt at a time when her birthplace was renowned for its progressive and enlightened Islamic and literary debates. Aziza is the founder and President of the Muslim Women's National Network and is the author of Did You Know? a book aimed at addressing incorrect interpretations of Islamic texts and rulings relating to women. She has served on numerous government committees including: former Prime Minister Howard's, 2005 Muslim Community Reference Group.