Fatima Mukaddam obtained a Masters in Political Studies with distinction from the University of the Witwatersrand. She began reading for her Masters at Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po, Paris). Her research report delves into some of her interests, which include gender based violence, feminism and women studies. These topics were narrowed in her Masters discussion on the perceptions of domestic violence amongst select Muslims in Johannesburg. Throughout her time at Wits University, Fatima formed an integral part of the student community and served as an elected leader on numerous structures including the Muslim Students Association (MSA) as Vice Chairperson. She was also a member of the Students Representative Council (SRC). Fatima is a vibrant, critical thinker who challenges injustice with an open mind and a relentless dedication to her community. At the ASRI Future Leaders Program, she hopes to explore additional avenues of tackling societal injustices by forming lasting partnerships with the rest of the fellows.