Women from Bradford’s community of Dawoodi Bohras showcased their faith and culture in a ‘By Women, For Women’ event called ‘Our Women Our Culture’ to celebrate the International Women’s Day 2022.
The event was attended by a host of leading female VIPs from the region, including Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire ; Councillor Beverley Mullaney, Deputy Lord Mayor; Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council; and Shanaz Gulzar, Chair of the Bradford 2025 bid. Reshma Patel from Bradford Hindu Council and Ramilaben Mistry from Shree Prajapati Association Bradford , represented Hindu Community.
With very warm welcome and friendly hospitality Bohra women from all ages, very proudly delivered this event. Many of these women, whom run local businesses or work in medicine, education, IT and other professions – informed guests about Dawoodi Bohra architecture, attire, their renowned cuisine and community kitchens, their emphasis on female empowerment, and the significance that the faith places on equal access to quality education for girls and boys.
Focus was given to the variety of ways Bohras contribute to Bradford society, particularly through supporting vulnerable people and enhancing the natural environment. Bohra women, runs various activities to guard the mental health of their community as well as general well being and kip-fit.
The Dawoodi Bohras are Muslims who have lived in Bradford since the 1960s. This event was hosted at their mosque, Adam Masjid in Girlington and is the focus of the 70 families in the community.