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Amina x Radiophrenia Podcast Launch

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We are thrilled to have collaborated with Riah Naief and Katie Revell at Radiophrenia Glasgow over the Summer for our Amina Podcast. Our podcast was live streamed during an exclusive event held at The Centre for Contemporary Arts on the 24th of August. The Podcast is close to our hearts, and comprises of three episodes that delve into Amina’s core Glasgow teams: Helpline & Befriending, Violence Against Women and Girls, and Employability, Adult Learning, and Financial Inclusion.

The podcast shows a glimpse into the world of Amina MWRC, our everyday work, and the barriers that our service users face each day. Listen to our Podcast here.

At Amina we take great pride in our work for Muslim and BME Women, and find fulfillment in helping fellow women. Our services are offered free of charge to Muslim and BME Women in Scotland. Although our head office is based in Glasgow, we cater to women across Scotland through a range of services and activities.

Find out more about our services in the sections below.

Helpline and Befriending

The Helpline and Befriending team offers a range of services to help address the needs of Muslim and BME Women in Scotland.

  1. The Amina Helpline: Our dedicated helpline is a confidential source for advice. At Amina, we aim to help resolve your queries, however, when we don’t hold expertise in the specific area, we signpost to one of our many partner organisations, that would be better suited to cater to your needs. We offer our Helpline service in a number of languages, including English, Urdu, and Arabic. Other languages can be accessed using a confidential translating service, as required. To speak to someone on our Helpline team, call 0808 801 0301 Monday – Friday, 10 am – 4 pm, or email
  2. Alima on the Helpline: An extension of our Helpline team, we are pleased to have an Alima (Muslim Scholar) on our Helpline, from 10 am – 2 pm each week on Tuesday. Phone in if you require any Islamic-related advice from a free and confidential source.
  3. Immigration Law Clinic: Our Immigration clinic runs the last Wednesday of each month, between 1 pm and 4 pm.
  4. Befriending Service: Our Befriending service is available by referral only. The service offers emotional support, while empowering socially-isolated women towards greater independence and self-confidence. To gain a referral for the service, use this form to refer someone, or email
  5. Casework Service: With a team of qualified IDAA (Independent Domestic Abuse Advocate) caseworkers, we provide support for women with complex needs in distress or crisis, including domestic abuse, mental health, and immigration.
  6. Anti-Discrimination Work: Whether you or someone you know has experienced a hate crime, Amina MWRC is available for call-ins regarding the matter, as a third-party hate crime reporting centre.

Employability, Financial Inclusion, and Adult Learning

Our Employability, Financial Inclusion, and Adult Learning team aims to empower women through educating and guiding them to use their skills to contribute to society. The Employability team offers an array of services for Muslim and BME Women of all ages.

  1. Employability Support: Our employability support encompasses 1-1 support, CV Writing classes, and workshops. Employability support is one of our most popular services, as it appeals to women of all ages, whether recent graduates or returning to the workforce after a long gap in professional career.
  2. Women’s Friendship Group: Our Glasgow-based Women’s Friendship Group is a safe space for women of all ages to gain transferable skills, engage in training opportunities, and make connections with local organisations through weekly sessions each Monday. Register for the Friendship Group here.
  3. ESOL Classes: We offer weekly virtual ESOL Classes at the Beginner and Intermediate Level.

Violence Against Women and Girls

Our dedicated Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) team challenges gender inequality, working hard to prevent violence through educating, empowering, and conducting research in the area. A key focus for the VAWG team is highlighting the intersectional nature of gender inequality, including factors such as ethnicity and religion. VAWG primarily caters to younger women through their various programmes and campaigns. Some key highlights are shared below.

  1. Upward Young Women on the Rise: The annual Upward programme is exclusively for Muslim and BME Women in Scotland between the ages of 16-22. The programme runs during the Summer holidays, and comprises of a series of informative and engaging sessions that encourage young women and provide them with the opportunity to help build awareness, engage with valuable organisations, while conveying a crucial understanding of women’s rights in Scotland.
  2. Healthy Relationship Workshops: Understanding relationships with the self and with others are crucial in empowering young people. The VAWG team regularly hosts self-awareness and healthy relationship workshops for this purpose, featuring renowned speakers and therapists. Read about our recent Muslim Narcissist event here.
  3. 16 Days of Action: Each year from 28th November – 10th December, our VAWG Team works hard to campaign for an important cause during the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence (GBV). Stay tuned for exclusive events, opportunities, and a big fundraiser this month!

Creative Wellbeing

Based in Dundee, our Creative Wellbeing programme offers a safe space for women to learn, create, and connect. We partner with other organisations to deliver workshops that encourage confidence building, creativity, and self-expression. All workshops are group-based, led by women and are centred around women’s needs. The services revolve around four main strands.

  1. Health and Wellbeing
  2. Skill Sharing
  3. Outdoor Activities
  4. Arts and Culture

Staying Updated with Amina

Interested in staying up to date with our latest campaigns, events, and activities? Follow us on our social media platforms – we are active on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We also publish a quarterly newsletter with details about our recent and upcoming activities. Register for our e-newsletter by scrolling to the bottom of this page and filling out your contact details.

For any queries, email, or call our Glasgow office phone number at 0141 212 8420.