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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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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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