Alveena Malik

Alveena is Director of UpRising with extensive experience of working on social justice issues, including equalities, human rights and citizenship, and on delivering social action projects and joined the Young Foundation in November 2010.

Previously Alveena was Principal Associate at the Institute for Community Cohesion (iCoCo) with lead responsibility on Education and Cohesion policy and Intercultural Dialogue. She liaised with national, local government and schools on the role that education can play in bridging cultures, strengthening active citizenship and promoting community cohesion. Formerly she was also Head of Communities and Integration Policy at the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) where she led the development of CRE policy on issues of Migration, Segregation, Extremism, Interfaith dialogue and Conflict resolution and mediation. She is also an advisor to the Law Society's Equality and Diversity Committee. 

Alveena had held a number of high profile advisory roles including as Deputy Convenor of the Government's Preventing Extremism Together (PET) Task Group. She was appointed as Special Adviser to the Communities and Local Government (CLG) Select Committee on Migration and Cohesion and Special Adviser to the CLG Select Committee on Prevent. Alveena joined the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) for six months as Policy adviser to the Chair, Trevor Phillips and in 2010 she was appointed as a Faith Adviser to the Secretary of State for Communities Faith Expert Panel.

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Alveena is Director of UpRising