photo of Aziza Abdel-Halim
Aziza Abdel-Halim 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 was a member of John Howard's 'Reference Group' to advise the government on issues pertaining to Muslims.
is one of Australia's leading Arabic scholars and a prominent Muslim leader.
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.