Earlier this month, in collaboration with The World Federation of KSIMC and Florida International University, the first ever Khoja Studies conference was hosted in Paris. Its focus was to bring together transdisciplinary international research on the history of the Khoja peoples.
The World Federation part sponsors the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims, and attended a recent meeting on Yemen.
The discussions, co-chaired by Baroness Hodgson & Keith Vaz MP, revolved around UK foreign policy in Yemen, humanitarian workers in Yemen, the disproportionate impact of the crisis on women and children, & women's role in peace-building. We also attended the "Measuring Impact and Progressive Change" workshop held by the Muslim Charities Forum, where they discussed a bottom-up approach to be led by the UN to achieve a progressive change in Yemen. More information is available on Twitter under the hashtag #mcf4impact.
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The Khoja Heritage Team in Mumbai Dr. Sadiq Uttanwala, Dr. Nasreen and Asad Virani, have been interviewing seniors of the Khoja Shia as well as Ismaili communities