Urooj Arshad


 Urooj would like you to support NAPAWF because

“NAPAWF puts the issues facing APA women front and center when often they are pushed to the side. NAPAWF supports local and national organizing around a multi-issue platform that affects APA women. NAPAWF works to make visible and advocate on behalf of and with APA women!” 

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Urooj Arshad, Associate Director of Equity and Social Justice, Advocates for Youth, is one of 15 fierce women being profile as part of the 15 APA Women Leader Spotlights Campaign and is being endorsed by the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance.

Urooj Arshad has been on the front lines of a number of social justice movements for years, and exemplifies the NAPAWF “Fierce Sister.”  As the Associate Director of Equity and Social Justice at Advocates for Youth, she provides capacity building services to community based organizations working with youth of color.  She is a organizing powerhouse in the Muslim community through her leadership of an international queer Muslim collective addressing the current needs and concerns of LGBTQ Muslims around the world.  She recently became the first openly queer participant accepted to the prestigious American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute.  She has been a stalwart supporter of NQAPIA and has facilitated a number of training sessions.  At the strategy meeting of our first NQAPIA conference in 2009, her facilitation set the tone that inspired our initial board to step up to leadership.

This month Urooj was honored by the Young Women of Color HIV/AIDS Coalition (YWCHAC) with a We Speak Award for her outstanding commitment to young women.

NQAPIA is proud to nominate Urooj for the 15 APA Women Spotlights Campaign.