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The Myth of Perfection – Ramadan Reflections

Ramadan Reflections This was my first Ramadan in twenty years – I grew up in more of a cultural Muslim family than religious – I was a teenager when I last fasted. It’s been a month filled with challenges. I felt like a fraud. I’ve never prayed on my own before. I had to pray […]

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The Myth of Perfection – #Just Breathe…

#Just Breathe… All young people in academia have felt the weight of endless deadlines, exams, feeling constantly behind, and the struggle to balance social life, school and sleep. My experience is no different. As a young woman from a low-income background, I’ve always felt the pressure to be an achiever and continuously, I put other […]

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Community Champion – Syma Ahmed

This month our CEO Mariam has nominated a community champion who she believes has tirelessly worked hand in hand with the community to make people feel represented and engaged with the arts – Syma Ahmed. Syma is best known for her longstanding work with Glasgow Women’s Library. This month will be marking 10 years since […]

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You Can Change This Pledge


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You Can Change This Pledge

Click here to sign the pledge.   Muslim and BME men take action to end Violence Against Women and Girls   We use VAWG to refer to a range of actions that harm, or cause suffering and indignity to, women and children. These include but are not limited to: 1. physical, sexual and psychological violence […]

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Amina MWRC Statement

Amina MWRC’s statement regarding the current humanitarian crisis, escalating protest over the continuing illegal settlement, oppression within the Palestinian territories and occupied East Jerusalem. In particular at Al Aqsa mosque, the 3rd holiest site in Islam, and the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Our hearts are with those injured in the attack at Al Aqsa just […]

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Ramadan Recipe: Sheer Peera Afghani

Some of our community champions are chosen because they have made brave choices to participate and give back in whatever way they can. They inspire us by being themselves and showing up. This month we’d like to thank one of our service users and friends, Zahra, for enriching us with her participation and continuing to […]

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I Speak for Myself – Training Program

  REGISTER HERE FREE! The first in the series of sessions for women who want to access support to make a change in the world. With the help of our guest facilitator, Fatima Joji, this session we’ll be working on identifying what motivates you and what additional experience you may need to make change happen. […]

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2021 Elections Information

Who can vote in the Scottish parliament election? Who can vote: a UK or Irish citizen a qualifying Commonwealth citizen living in Scotland an EU citizen living in Scotland a qualifying foreign citizen in Wales or Scotland Remand prisoners, un-convicted prisoners and civil prisoners can vote if they are on the electoral register You can […]

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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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