In her talk, originally recorded for Cambridge South Asian History Month, Dr Sabina Akram, highlights the struggles Asian women often face within their communities in regards to expectations of getting married and starting a family. She offers a new way of thinking where women, particularly from ethnic backgrounds, are not judged for not being married and can focus on their careers.
Dr Akram. who was born and raised in England, completed her BA, MA and PhD (English Literature) at ARU, and now teaches on the foundation degree at Cambridge Ruskin International College. She has taught at undergraduate level at ARU previously on the English Literature degree, and passionately supports women’s rights, particularly within the Asian community. She is also training to be an ambassador for the Ask Me Project for Women’s Aid
Cambridge Herstory is an archive and resource of Cambridge Women’s Heritage, celebrating the courage and resilience of the women of Cambridge.
The archive celebrates the contributions of women who have lived, worked and studied in Cambridge throughout the ages: from stories of women in history who changed the city for the better, and often contributed nationally to stories of women currently living in Cambridge who make massive contributions to improve the lives of their friends, family, neighbours, colleagues, community members and our city every single day.
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