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A journey into blogging

By: Faiza Yousaf My journey into blogging started through, what was at that time, a fairly traumatic event in my life.  The end of my marriage as a result of infidelity led me on a path to find others who had gone through a similar experience and who understood the emotional roller coaster I was … Continue reading A journey into blogging

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#AnyWomanAnywhere

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, Zero Tolerance, AMINA The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre, The Church of Scotland and Summerhall ask you to join us in our new campaign #AnyWomanAnywhere to increase awareness and understanding of violence against women. We’re hosting a series of events at Summerhall, including a photography exhibition, workshops, talks and … Continue reading #AnyWomanAnywhere

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Zero Tolerance for FGM

The UN has declared February 6th International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. You can find more information about this day here http://www.un.org/en/events/femalegenitalmutilationday/ Female genital mutilation is a form of violence against women and girls that can cause great harm and suffering, both short-term and long-term. The Scottish Government has been consulting with … Continue reading Zero Tolerance for FGM

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It’s Not Ok!

4th – 10th FEBRUARY 2019 is sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week. Many people, especially students and other young people, are speaking out and saying ‘It’s not ok’ because together, we can ensure nobody thinks it’s societally acceptable to commit these crimes. Find out more and download a resource pack on the campaign website: … Continue reading It’s Not Ok!

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World Hijab Day

World Hijab Day happens every year on 1st February. When you look on the campaign website you can find images of Scottish politicians supporting this initiative. Labour MSP Anas Sarwar says ‘I support #WorldHijabDay because it’s a woman’s right to choose.’ Hijab simply refers to a barrier, or to modesty and everyone’s personal interpretation of … Continue reading World Hijab Day

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