Commission Members

Robina Niaz

Robina Niaz, Founder of Turning Point: Robina Niaz worked with various mainstream non-profit organizations for over 12 years before founding Turning Point for Women and Families in 2004, the first non-profit in New York City to address domestic violence in the Muslim community. A survivor, social worker, an activist and a fierce advocate of Muslim women's rights, Niaz has spoken extensively against domestic violence locally, nationally, and internationally, and has received numerous honors, awards and fellowships. She has served on numerous boards including Sakhi, Queens Women's Network, Coalition for Battered Women's Network and the Muslim Consultative Network. Born and raised in Pakistan, Robina has an M.S in Applied Psychology (Pakistan) and an MSW from Hunter College. She speaks four South Asian languages.