08.03.2021 / For immediate release
Muslim Charity Champions Sector Trailblazer for International Women’s Day
Faryal Minhas, Human Appeal’s Country Director in Iraq, tells her story of how she came to earn her place at the top of the humanitarian sector
Marked on 8th March every year, International Women’s Day is a reminder that the struggle for gender equality is far from over, and celebrates women who have become pioneers in their field.
For Manchester-based humanitarian charity Human Appeal, one name stands out among the rest: Faryal Minhas.
Born in Yemen to Pakistani parents and raised there until moving to the UK at the age of 20, Faryal lived among the people who she would make it her life’s mission to help, and returned to live there twice as she took on more senior roles in the humanitarian sector.
After escaping an abusive relationship, and later the outbreak of war in Yemen with her four children, Faryal has headed two of Human Appeal’s Country Offices, in Pakistan and currently Iraq, and her commitment to lifting the poorest people in the world out of poverty has only strengthened because of her experiences.
Human Appeal is encouraging everyone to read Faryal’s story, and she will also be available for interviews about her life and work, the women in her life who paved the way for her, and what it means to be a strong female role model that people can look to for inspiration this International Women’s Day.
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Notes to editors
Faryal has provided a biography of her life and career, which can be found below. A media collection is available here: https://media.humanappeal.net/?c=3775&k=5d48a995f7
Faryal is for interview and further comment. For this or any other enquiries, please contact Sam Baxter on 07495 708236.
Human Appeal is a humanitarian relief charity, established in a flat in Manchester in 1991 and now active in 25 countries. We carry out emergency relief campaigns in response to man-made and natural disasters, as well as long-term sustainable development projects designed to lift people out of poverty and create resilient communities.