Shaista Aziz, Head of Media and Communications

Shaista Aziz is a journalist, writer, and an national anti-racism and equalities campaigner. 

She's a proud intersectional feminist.

As a former aid worker, she has worked across East and West Africa, the Middle East and Pakistan, working with people displaced by conflict, 'natural' disasters and insecurity. Shaista has extensive experience of working directly with women and children experiencing VAWG and patriarchal.

She works closely with women experiencing domestic abuse and homelessness across the UK and is a homeless rights campaigner.

Alongside journalism, Shaista has a strong track record of campaigning with marginalised women and communities, co-producing platforms and activism spaces for change.

She is a Clore Emerging Leader in the Women's and Girl's Sector Fellow and was appointed a Fellow by the Royal Society for the Arts and Manufacturing, RSA, for her campaigning on #AidToo abuses,as the co-founder of the Intersectional Feminis platform NGO Safe Space.

She is an Oxford City Councillor and the Council's Race and Equalities Champion.

She is a Commissioner for Oriel College, University of Oxford's Oriel Rhodes Commission of Inquiry.