International Women’s Day 2024: Inspire Inclusion

Happy International Women’s Day! The theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is “Inspire Inclusion”. Amina – The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre (MWRC) empowers women by inspiring inclusion each day! We specialise in delivering and enabling women’s rights through free services for Muslim & BME Women in Scotland. This year, we’re sharing FAQs that we have received, including details…

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World Hijab Day 2024: Veiled in Strength

Amina MWRC World Hijab Day 2024 Veiled in Strength Banner Creative Wellbeing Dundee

Today marks World Hijab Day, a global awareness day recognising millions of Muslim Women & Girls who choose to wear the Hijab (Muslim Headscarf) globally. As Scotland’s leading Women Rights Organisation, we at Amina MWRC work hard to ensure that all women in Scotland have access to opportunities and resources to fight racism and Islamophobia,…

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Amina x Radiophrenia Podcast Launch

Amina Radiophrenia Blog Graphic

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…

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The Myth of Perfection – #Just Breathe…

Myth of Perfection

#Just Breathe… All young people in academia have felt the weight of endless deadlines, exams, feeling constantly behind, and the struggle to balance social life, school and sleep. My experience is no different. As a young woman from a low-income background, I’ve always felt the pressure to be an achiever and continuously, I put other…

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Ramadan Recipe: Sheer Peera Afghani

Ramadan Recipe

Some of our community champions are chosen because they have made brave choices to participate and give back in whatever way they can. They inspire us by being themselves and showing up. This month we’d like to thank one of our service users and friends, Zahra, for enriching us with her participation and continuing to…

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My Mini Lockdown Memoir

lockdown memoir

By: Ustdaha Khadija Assalam alaykum I am Ustdaha Khadija, and this is my mini lockdown memoir.  I have currently been in isolation for one month, and counting. I try to take it one day at a time and not let myself get caught up in the online hysteria which, is really easy to do. I found that everyday is different and the emotions…

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Working from home

By: Sara McHaffie Are you finding yourself suddenly expected to work from home, due to new social distancing policies in your workplace? Here at Amina MWRC we have some staff members who have been working part of their hours remotely for some time, so we might have some helpful ideas if you’re adjusting to this…

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Mental health & Beliefs on Black Magic/Jinn

Mental health

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,…

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