We are currently engaging multiple stakeholders to help realise our vision with a sustainable strategy. Groundswell is a long play not a flash in the pan, therefore we are engaging with the best across the board from experts in Tech, Media, Academia and Activism to make our vision a reality.
Hadiya Masieh has a wealth of experience and expertise in the area of community cohesion, interfaith relations, counter extremism, and women’s involvement in radicalisation. She has been a counter extremism consultant for various governments and NGOs around the world for the past 22 years. She has also worked closely with big tech players such as Google and Facebook in order to develop innovative counter-extremism approaches.
Hadiya is :
Part of the UK Government’s “National Muslim Women’s Advisory Group” advising UK Prime Ministers and Cabinet Ministers.
Her work has featured in the Guardian, New Statesman, BBC News, ITV, Radio 4, CNN, BBC World, BBC Asian Radio, Times of India, Times of Israel and others.
She is the co-author of the report “Radcalisation and violent extremism-focus on women” and UN women report Gendered Pathways to Radicalization and Desistance from Violent Extremism.
Hadiya was UK Ambassador for Women Without Borders promoting counter extremism narratives and a board member of the internationally renowned and award winning peacekeeping organisation The Bereaved Families Forum based in Palestine and Israel
Elisha has over 10 years of experience in industries from finance to
business consultancy and the third sector.
She is a strategy development specialist who prides herself on delivering win-win solutions that
help to counter
hate narratives with tangible outcomes. We are delighted that Elisha decided to join us in
Delivers and manages all of our training programmes Maeve always ensures engaging delivery that gets great feedback from our training attendees. Coming from an education and academic background she has studied extensively Far Right movements, Male supremacy, the Incel movement and more.
Currently studying for a year in the US, at UC Santa Barbara, social media whiz Tara is helping
to make sure Groundswell stays on the map in all the right places, by highlighting and amplifying our good work and
the work being done by our partners across our project areas.
Senior Producer at ABC News and an award-winning journalist. Teri was the first to interview Malala. (US)
CEO / Director of Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) a world leading counter extremism organisation. (UK)
Is Associate Professor (PhD) at the Centre for Contemporary Middle East Studies, Department of History, University of Southern Denmark.
is an Associate Fellow at ICCT (Internations Centre for Counter Terrorism) at the Hadgue. Netherlands
Speaker, author of My Life After Hate a memoir examining the mistakes that led to involvement in hate groups, and the circumstances that led the way out.