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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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Slave Pen

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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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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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 […]

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Know About Privilege

To understand oppression, we must understand its opposite – privilege.  Understanding what privilege means and its impact is essential to understand how those without privilege suffer systemically on a personal, institutional and structural level.  Consider some questions: 1) Do I often hear about the positive contributions people from my communities have made to science, art, media, […]

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Women & Activism

We can’t claim liberation or gender equality for women if we don’t recognise and eradicate racism.  The Black Lives Matter movement was started by women – Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi – in response to institutional racism.  Many of the historic movements for women’s rights were started/led by Black women, whose names are […]

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