Public Statement: Islamophobia Against Councillor Soryia Siddique

Amina MWRC Public Statement on Islamophobia Against Councillor Soryia Siddique

14th June 2024 Amina MWRC stands with Councillor Soryia Siddique in response to the recent accusatory comments made against her on X. At a Council meeting last week, Councillor Siddique proposed displaying a statue in George Square of William Wilberforce, recognising his role in abolishing slavery. She received accusatory comments from media personalities, attempting to…

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Public Statement: Islamophobic Attacks in London

1st July 2024 Amina MWRC is deeply disturbed by the recent news of a woman in London forcibly removing Muslim women’s headscarves. We condemn this hate crime, and urge the police to give this urgent attention. Islamophobic incidents have been on this rise in recent months, posing a serious threat to Muslim women. We call…

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The Rwanda Scheme & Safety of Women

Women’s Rights Experts from Amina MWRC and Engender come together to discuss the safety of women in light of the Rwanda Act. We call on candidates in the General Election to commit to implementing measures to ensure the safety of women.

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Met Gala 2024: Welcome to the Hunger Games

Amina MWRC Blog Hunger Games Met Gala Dystopian Banner

What constitutes “enough”? The year is 2012. The Hunger Games, a dystopian post-apocalyptic movie is released, based on the book by author Suzanne Collins. In a nutshell, the story is set in Panem, a nation divided into 12 districts that compete for scarce resources and opportunity, while those living in the Capitol live extravagant lives.…

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Scottish Charity Awards: Vote for Never Allowed!

We’re excited to announce that our campaign on Extended Family Abuse is a Finalist for SCVO’s Scottish Charity Awards – but we need your help to win!

Vote for Never Allowed: Amina MWRC’s Campaign on In-Law Abuse as Scottish Charity Campaign of the Year! Voting is open until Friday, 24th May.

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Never Allowed: Ending In-law Abuse in Scotland

Never Allowed In Law Abuse in Scotland

In November we launched Never Allowed, our campaign for 16 Days of Action against gender-based violence, conducted in partnership with Syma Ahmed, BME Development Officer at Glasgow Women’s Library. The campaign drew on our research on In-Law Abuse. Throughout out research, the recurring phrase “I was Never Allowed” prompted our digital campaign, highlighting coercive control…

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Public Statement: Michaela Community School’s Prayer Ban

Amina MWRC Public Statement Michaela Community Schools Prayer Ban

19th April 2024 The High Court’s recent ruling regarding the banning of Muslim Prayer at Michaela Community Schools Trust sets a worrying precedent for Muslims in the UK. As a women’s rights organisation that focuses extensively on inclusion, empowerment  and community engagement for Muslim & BME Women in Scotland, Amina MWRC delivers training at Schools…

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Menstrual Series: Menopause and Spirituality

Amina MWRC Menopause and Spirituality International Womens Day 2024

This Blog focuses on the second of our Menstrual Health workshops – Women Embracing Change: Menopause & Spirituality. The session, held in partnership with Al-Meezan, featured Dr Sahira Dar and Ustadha Nazia Jamil as they explored the medical and spiritual sides of Menopause. As promised, we’ve compiled key information from the event for women who…

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