Executive Director of Turning Point for Women and Families
Robina Niaz founded and serves as the Executive Director of Turning Point for Women and Families (www.turningpoint-ny.org). Founded in 2004, it is the first non-profit in New York that directly addresses domestic violence in the Muslim community and has a youth development program for Muslim girls and young women. Ms. Niaz has 16 years of non-profit experience, is a fierce advocate of Muslim women’s rights, and has dedicated her life to working against domestic violence. Over the years, she has served on the boards of Sakhi, Queens Women’s Network, Interfaith Council of New York and Coalition for Battered Women’s Advocates. She has also served as a Social Work consultant to ICNA-Relief and Domestic Harmony Committee at the Islamic Center of Long Island. Ms. Niaz currently serves on the Boards of Muslim Consultative Network and Hartley Film Foundation. She is also a member of the Social Work Advisory Council at Medgar Evers College and Field Education Advisory Board at the Social Work School at Adelphi University. Ms. Niaz was born and raised in Pakistan and has been living in New York since 1990. She has received multiple awards and fellowships for her work and has an M.S in Applied Psychology and an MSW from Hunter College, New York. She speaks four South Asian languages.