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News & Updates in 2019 at Amina MWRC

2019 has been a year of many changes at Amina MWRC. This year marked our 21st anniversary as a registered charity. Samina Ansari, who was with Amina MWRC for 14 years, and in the role of CEO for over 3 years, moved on to another role at Children’s Hearing Scotland. We are grateful for her … Continue reading News & Updates in 2019 at Amina MWRC

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Suicide prevention in our communities

By: Sara McHaffie September is Suicide Prevention Month and September 10th in particular is World Suicide Prevention day. We at Amina MWRC encourage you to take this opportunity to see what’s happening in your local area. You might be able to learn about suicide prevention and intervention which could help you in your work. You … Continue reading Suicide prevention in our communities

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Sexual Abuse – we must break taboos and strengthen services

By: Sara McHaffie In Glasgow, organisations are raising awareness of sexual abuse this September. One event is a screen debate on 18th September by the Women’s Support Project. It can be difficult to talk about child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation. We don’t want to think it’s as common as it actually is. But … Continue reading Sexual Abuse – we must break taboos and strengthen services

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Coercive Control: What does it mean for you?

By: Sara McHaffie You may have noticed the headlines at the beginning of April as a new law came into force: the Domestic Abuse (Scotland) Act 2018. This brings our legislation into line with the knowledge we have about the dynamics of domestic abuse, and will allow police and the courts to send a much … Continue reading Coercive Control: What does it mean for you?

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#YouCanChangeThis at University

By: Julia Ngadi As a student, I feel that violence against women and girls (VAWG) is widespread in universities, and those universities have not always acted effectively on this issue. In recent years female students have reported experiencing a variety of unwanted behaviour whilst at university from verbal and non-verbal harassment to serious physical/sexual assault. … Continue reading #YouCanChangeThis at University

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