Grant Type: General Operating
Duration: January 1, 2023 - December 31, 2023
MALIKAH is a global grassroots movement, a network of active and engaged women leaders. They support each other and together remake their communities to be inclusive, safe, and just. MALIKAH trains women in self-defense, healing justice, organizing, and financial literacy. Their movement is committed to a gender justice framework that amplifies the leadership of the most marginalized women in our communities, women who have been carrying all of us all along. Since 2010, their volunteer team has reached over 20,000 women and girls in 20 cities across the globe.
MALIKAH is a collective of trauma-informed Black and brown women trainers, organizers, and facilitators dedicated to building power for themselves and their communities.
They were founded in 2010 by a teenage woman after she experienced a hate-based attack as a Muslim girl in Queens, New York. She was looking for a space to heal from her experience and regain her power. This is why MALIKAH’s vision is to build a world where all women and girls are safe and powerful. They understand the urgency of these trainings and spaces and recognize the violence our communities face: physically, emotionally, politically, and economically. Hate and gender-based violence affect women and girls disproportionately, and they must have spaces to heal and build power together.
MALIKAH hosts intensive weekend-long boot camps, gender justice summits, recurring weekly sessions, and one-off programs to scale access to their curriculum through organizers and trainers. Their movement is committed to a gender justice framework that amplifies the leadership of the most marginalized women.
Year founded: 2010
Location: Astoria, NY