Aliya is the Chief Executive of Race Equality First.

Aliya Mohammed

Before this Aliya worked in social care for Reach Supported Living, a support provider for people with learning disabilities and part of the Seren Group. Aliya has worked in the women's equality sector and also as a journalist for radio, newspaper and for a PR company reporting on the economic development of global companies.

Recently Aliya travelled to the United Nations in Geneva with colleagues from Runnymede Trust and other race equality NGO's to give evidence to the CERD committee about the UK Government's commitment to racial equality. CERD (Convention on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination) is the United Nations body that monitors compliance by UN countries to the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. After hearing evidence from Race Equality First, Runnymede Trust and other race equality organisations, the UN CERD committee concluded that there has been an outbreak of xenophobia and discrimination against ethnic minorities in the UK, particularly since the referendum campaign.

In response to the report, the Government has announced a race equality audit of public services and Aliya has been asked by the UK Cabinet office to advise on methods for collating data for their Race Disparity Audit.