At Amina MWRC we are passionate about empowering and inspiring women, spreading knowledge of women’s rights and promoting positive images of Muslim women. Last year 19 secondary schools across Scotland were visited to allow young people the opportunity to discuss Islam and Muslims. Staggeringly over 70% of secondary school young people associated words such as “Terrorist”, “Foreign”, “Oppressed” and “Uneducated” to Muslim women.
Responding to this, ‘I Speak for Myself’ was born.
From November 2011 until February 2012 we have engaged with over 300 Muslim women from Dumfries and Galloway to Elgin and all the major cities and towns in between. For more information about our Roadshow click here.
September 2012 will see the launch of our national campaign ‘I Speak for Myself’ at the Scottish Parliament. The campaign will exhibit over a hundred of the messages captured during our roadshow and aims to tackle misconceptions and common stereotypes about Muslim women, thus reducing inequality and sexual discrimination not only within the Muslim community but also in the wider society.