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Mangalore, Jan 20: Mangalore based activist and freelance journalist Shahida Aslam has been unanimously elected as the new president of National Women’s Front. She was the Karnataka state unit president of the organisation.
The announcement was made at the third national general council of the organization that was held on Sunday at Malabar House, Puttanathani in Kerala.
Ms Aslam, who holds a master degree in mass communication and journalism, is a freelance journalist from Mangalore. She was part of the editorial board of Prastutha, a Mangalore based Kannada fortnightly. She also had worked for a women's monthly magazine. She was also an office bearer of Karnataka women writers' forum. She presented a paper titled ‘Muslim women in public space’ at an international conference organised at Calicut by institute of Objective Studies, Delhi. She had also worked as a member of several fact finding teams for human rights organisation and women’s rights organisation.