Taiba and Saghir – Some Digging?

I’d been reading this https://rotherhampolitics.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/a-fresh-start-or-labours-cynicism/
where it says that Taiba Yasseen is a disability campaigner
“Taiba Yasseen, who has campaigned nationally on disability issues”.


when was that? I thought she was in the acting business, and everything else says that young Akhtar is still in charge.



Surely it is Saghir Alam OBE who is the disabilities campaigner


Saghir Alam OBE

Term of office: 22 September 2014 to 31 March 2017

Saghir is a leading expert in human rights and diversity especially in the area of multiple identities in Age, Disability, Faith and Race. He has a legal and business background.

He is Chair of Action on Disability Development International, a British international development agency working with disabled people in Africa and Asia.He is patron of Include Me Too and Ethnic Disabled Children Society. He chairs Global Diversity and is a Senior Partner of Equality Group He is Chair of the UK BME Council and the Faith and Education Institute.

Previously, he was a Disability Rights Commissioner. He also served as Independent Governor for Westminster Democracy Foundation and was a member of Equality 2025. He also served as a Non–Executive Director of the NHS Hospital Trust and National Probation Board and Vice Chairman of a Local Council Standards Board.

Saghir was awarded an OBE in 2006 for services to disabled people.

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6 thoughts on “Taiba and Saghir – Some Digging?

  1. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ambassadors-for-disabled-peoples-user-led-organisations/ambassadors-for-disabled-peoples-user-led-organisations

    “Taiba has over 20 years experience of community engagement, equalities, media, law, and arts. She is a strategic manager working with public, private and voluntary organisations. Her engaging approach draws on cultural and social perspectives, reflected most recently in her documentary work for Channel 4.

    Taiba covers:

    the north of the UK”

    Assuming it’s the same one


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