Caroline Cox qualified as a nurse, graduated as a social scientist and was appointed to the House of Lords in recognition of her battles for academic freedom. She uses her Parliamentary position to be 'A Voice for the Voiceless', for victims of oppression off the radar screen of international media in countries such as Sudan, Burma, northern Nigeria and Nagorno Karabakh. She also speaks for Muslim women suffering gender discrimination from the application of Sharia Law in the UK.