Amina the Muslim Women's Resource Centre

 

Amina – the Muslim Women’s Resource Centre (MWRC) was founded in 1997 . It is a community initiative developed by women from the Muslim community in Scotland as a response to mainstream services not reaching, or not adequately meeting the needs of, many Muslim women, who are one of the most disadvantaged groups in society.

Amina MWRC operates in three ways:

  • by working with policy makers and mainstream organisations to help overcome barriers to Muslim women’s civic participation and access to services
  • by providing models of good practice through a range of services delivered in a way that meets the specific needs of (primarily) Muslim women
  • by undertaking development work to enable Muslim women to develop skills and confidence to more fully engage in society, and promote community integration

 

We provide a range of helping services including information and advice, befriending, counselling including generic, bereavement and relationship counselling.  We have a national helpline and development activities stemming from that, a violence against women project and a capacity building project.  We have a strong commitment to supporting volunteering which is key to our model of service delivery, where all our counselling services and our information and advice services are dependent on volunteers.

We are based in the heart of Govanhill, Glasgow in Network House at the corner of Calder St and Cathcart Raod.  Please call for more information on 01415858026 or email info@mwrc.org.uk

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