Women’s rights and domestic violence activist
Homaira Mamoor is a graduate of St. Joseph's College in Long Island, New York. She is a member of the Islamic Center of Long Island (ICLI), where she has served on the board of trustees for two years. She is an active member of ICLI’s Domestic Harmony Committee which deals with domestic violence within the Muslim community. She's a member of a multi-faith forum, building bridges with other faiths in Long Island. Homaira's personal experiences as a woman and working with women from her native Afghanistan both there and in the United States inspire her to work for the rights of women uprooted from their homes. She is a board member of Women for Afghan Women (WAW), a collective of Afghan and non-Afghan women from the New York area committed to the human rights of Afghan women. Her essay, “Building Community Across Difference,” was published in Nothing Sacred: Women Respond to Religious Fundamentalism and Terror and in Women for Afghan Women: Shattering Myths and Claiming The Future. Homaira was the recipient of the St. Joseph's College Esse Non Videri Award in recognition of her commitment to non-violence and human rights. Homaira is married and the mother of three daughters. She lives in West Islip, Long Island, New York.