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WHO WE ARE

The Equality Act Review Campaign was born out of Dr Suriyah Bi’s personal experience navigating the employment tribunals singlehandedly,  after being unfairly dismissed for raising a concern about young children being shown graphic footage of 9/11, which preceded with an 18-rating caution message. Her concern was taken to be a “Muslim issue”; however, though Suriyah won her unfair dismissal, whistleblowing, and victimisation claims in 2017, her case remains ongoing as the religious discrimination portion was rejected. She has written about her experience from an auto-ethnographic perspective in the Journal of Muslims in Europe.

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Dr Suriyah Bi

Founder & Chief Executive

Suriyah Bi obtained her BA from Magdalen College, University of Oxford, her MA from SOAS University of London, and her PhD from UCL, the final year of which was completed at Yale. She now works as a lecturer at the University of Oxford. Critically, her experience with the Equality Act 2010 through fighting her case in employment tribunals since 2015, has provided her insights to the legislation's other shortcomings, inspiring her to grow the campaign into a formidable grassroots effort to strengthen the Equality Act. 

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Zaki Rehman

Researcher and Policy Analyst

Zaki Rehman is a DPhil Student in History at the University of Oxford, working on Islam's globalisation in the twentieth century, with a particular focus on religious minorities, freedom of religion, and human rights. Alongside his academic research, Zaki has experience working in civil society organisations aimed at countering discrimination, such as the Equal Rights Trust and the International Communities Organisation. He has also spent time working in the Ministry of Justice, and for the past two years has been a Research Assistant at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. 

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Rebekah Clark

Researcher and Policy Analyst

Rebekah has recently graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BA in Geography, and is studied for her MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies at SOAS, University of London. Her research interests include the media representations of migrants, UK immigration policy, and the lived experience of those seeking refuge within ‘Fortress Europe’. Rebekah is delighted to be joining the Equality Act Review, and for the opportunity to help amplify the conversation around equal protections for those that are subject to systemic discrimination.

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