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Why I Wore Hijab for a Month

By: Cilmi Eldho As a Christian, I’ve never worn the Muslim headscarf, Hijab, as it’s not part of my culture. However, for my last month working at Amina MWRC, I decided to wear it hijab to raise money for our Hardship Fund. This fund allows women in desperate need to access money, for example, if … Continue reading Why I Wore Hijab for a Month

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What Does Street Harassment Mean to Me?

By: Safa Yousaf What does street harassment mean to me? As a woman, who is of Pakistani origin and who is Muslim it means 3 things: 1 Sexism or sexual harassment 2 racism 3 Islamophobia I wish the connecting word between these things was ‘or’ but unfortunately it’s ‘and’ so let me recap it means … Continue reading What Does Street Harassment Mean to Me?

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Want to end violence against women & girls? You can change this!

By: Sara Mchaffie The You Can Change This campaign is Amina MWRC’s contribution to ending violence against women and girls. Currently, many women and girls experience forms of gender-based violence such as sexual assault, coercive control, so-called ‘honour’ based violence, forced marriage and FGM. Islam is against all forms of harm, and so we want … Continue reading Want to end violence against women & girls? You can change this!

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Mental health & Beliefs on Black Magic/Jinn

This project looks at the health and well-being of Muslim and minority ethnic women. Over six months, Amina MWRC ran workshops with women of faith in Glasgow to understand the health and well-being of Muslim/Black and minority ethnic women and the connection people form regarding mental ill health and jinn and black magic. For example, … Continue reading Mental health & Beliefs on Black Magic/Jinn

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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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