"Creating safe spaces for Muslim young people to explore personal,
social, spiritual and political choices"

Witness

WITNESS is a project run by young Muslims who work for the Muslim Youthwork Foundation. The project involves the creation of short videos in which young people become witnesses to the reality of being young and Muslim in Britain and give evidence of this experience.

The witnesses are all aged between 12 – 25 and from a variety of different communities. To be a WITNESS is to be able to speak without interpretation, analysis or mediators on everyday realities and out of the ordinary events.


To be a WITNESS is to be able to speak without interpretation, analysis or mediators on everyday realities and out of the ordinary events.

The aims of WITNESS are to:

  • To reveal the factors which affect our quality of life and life chances.

  • Develop an arena for us to talk about experiences of belonging in Britain and our religious identity.

  • Connect our faces to a voice.

  • WITNESS is a platform for a direct response by young people to every day realities and out of the ordinary events.

  • To celebrate achievement and to voice problems faced by Muslim young people and those living in Muslim neighbourhoods.


 

 

 

Video Blog 1



 

Video Blog 2