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Celebrating Women in Scotland for International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, we are celebrating incredible women who we have had the pleasure of knowing. This is just a snippet of the diverse range of amazing women we have had the fortune to know. Today, we celebrate all women, their achievements, and their awe-inspiring journeys. We are lucky to have had so many … Continue reading Celebrating Women in Scotland for International Women’s Day

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What’s My Crime?

In recognition of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Genital Mutilation (6 February, 2020), Amina MWRC are launching our most recent Violence Against Women and Girls video What’s My Crime? Amina MWRC recently conducted a survey of 124 people within Muslim and other Scottish communities, around 50% of respondents to our survey thought that the … Continue reading What’s My Crime?

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Mental Health & Perceptions of Black Magic

As part on ongoing research in collaboration with the University of the West of Scotland, Amina MWRC are looking to better understand Muslim and BME women’s experiences with Jinn/Black Magic and the Evil Eye. Their perceptions of this and mental health will help to inform mental health provisions, that we hope will use the findings … Continue reading Mental Health & Perceptions of Black Magic

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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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