Marai is the Executive Director of Imkaan (UK), a leading Black-feminist network organisation with members in England, Wales and Scotland. Imkaan members are specialist dedicated women’s organisations and community groups working to end violence against Black and ‘minority ethnic’ (BME) women and girls through support, prevention and awareness-raising. Marai is also Co-Chair of the End Violence Against Women Coalition, the UK’s largest coalition of organisations working to eradicate violence against women and girls. Marai has worked on ending violence against women and girls for over two decades at both operational and strategic levels, and has developed and led cutting edge services and programmes which address violence against minoritised / marginalised women and girls. Her activism has included, and been framed by, alliances with other Black and Indigenous feminist activists and practitioners working in a range of contexts.