AMINA - The Muslim Women's Resource Centre
Organisation:
Amina
Funding round:
2015
Region:
Scotland

Amina

Amina is a provider of services for Muslim/Minority Ethnic women from all backgrounds. Women are given the advice, support and services they need to enable them to live better, safer lives, free from discrimination and abuse. We work to ensure that women are supported, enabled to overcome social/economic barriers, develop their skills and given a voice to influence public policy.

We deliver national and local initiatives including a national Helpline, engaging women and their families around climate change, employability and volunteering support, Violence Against Women campaigning and befriending. Our work is underpinned by the principles of community empowerment and participation.

The project will develop and strengthen Muslim/Minority Ethnic (ME) women communities in Glasgow by increasing ME women’s connections and access to mainstream and tailored employability and financial management support services. Through tailored, effective partnership work, support this disadvantaged group to realise their aspirations to become entrepreneurs, and essentially overcome poverty.

“Funding has enabled us to broaden our knowledge of employability support to encompass self-employment, enterprise and entrepreneurship. Now, we have the knowledge, skills, confidence and network to support Muslim and ethnic minority women through the first initial stages of their entrepreneurial journey. ”

Progress so far:

  • 195 people supported

  • 9 new businesses started

  • 9 jobs created

  • 13 people into employment

  • 14 qualifications

  • 164 with increased confidence because of the programme