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Uighur Muslims in China

Who are the Uyghurs/Uighurs? The Uighurs are a mostly Muslim Turkic ethnicity who regard themselves as culturally and ethnically close to Central Asian nations. The majority live in Xinjiang, where they number about 11 million people. Uighur communities are also found in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan, and several thousand live in Australia. They have their […]

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Accessibility in Focus: Amina’s Story

Addition support needs (ASN) schooling during COVID As an ASN teacher who has experience of working across primary and secondary there has been a great deal of focus on supporting the health and well-being of our pupils on their return to face to face education. With smaller class sizes in ASN than in mainstream schools […]

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Accessibility in Focus: Ustadha’s Story

My Neurodivergence I knew from a young age I was slightly different from other kids. The way I processed things was different and how I understood things was vastly different from other kids. School was never stimulating enough but the subjects I loved I literally devoured till I knew the ins and outs of them, […]

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Accessibility in Focus: Elisa’s Story

Accessibility. It’s such a packed term, isn’t it? To the average person, ‘accessibility’ evokes images of physical constraint, and for many it rightly is. But for some, it refers to the lack of access to much needed resources, as well as the acknowledgment of difficulties. Having two children with additional support needs (ASN) has completely […]

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Self Me

The Self-ME campaign celebrated the contribution Muslim women make to Scotland. Muslim women were asked to take a selfie of them making a difference, whether it was through work, sport, charity or the arts. The pictures were followed by #MuslimsEngaging #SelfME #ScotlandisME.

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Reclaim The Name

Is Jihad a man’s Holy War? Can you be Muslim and feminist? What does oppression look like to you? Will you get married in a white dress? Can you work, have a life of your own, be independent? The experience of a Muslim woman is beautifully diverse. Opinions regarding Muslim Women can feel like they […]

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You can change this

Amina MWRC is uniting the Scottish Muslim community and friends. Because together we can change this. We are asking you to promise opposition to all forms of violence against women and girls. We are asking you to help break the silence by taking action to raise awareness and spread the word that violence against women […]

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I speak for myself

I Speak for Myself is a national campaign that empowers Muslim women to share their personal messages with fellow Scots, so that together we can challenge damaging stereotypes. Staggeringly, Over 70% of secondary school young people associated words such as “Terrorist”, “Foreign”, “Oppressed” and “Uneducated” with Muslim women. The campaign through a travelling exhibition of […]

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Black History in Scotland: The Slave Trade

It’s important that we learn about and acknowledge this history so that we can better understand where modern day anti-black racism stems from, and its impact on current race issues across Scotland. Scotland was a major player in the Slave Trade and the country benefited greatly from it. Much of the country as it stands today […]

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Meaningful Action you Can Take

Commit to action to show your solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement and anti-racism. There are many ways you can do this: Show your support online – but be wary of overcrowding the streams with messages of support rather than using it to help amplify Black voices and share resources. ‘Clicktivism’ is a start, but should […]

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