Black and Ethnic Minority Women

A list of links to useful websites in the above category

Amina -the Muslim Women’s Resource Centre (Facebook Page)
Amina MWRC was founded in 1997 as a community initiative developed by women from the Scottish Muslim community who felt mainstream services weren’t reaching, or adequately meeting, the needs of many Muslim women – one of the most disadvantaged groups in society.
Shakti Women’s Aid
Shakti Women’s Aid is an organisation based in Edinburgh, working since 1986 to offer support, advocacy and information to all black / minority ethnic women, children and young people experiencing and/or fleeing domestic abuse
Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid
Gryffe Women’s Aid was founded in 1981 as the first Asian, Black and Minority Ethnic Women’s Aid Group in Scotland. Initially 15 women volunteered to run the refuge in Inverclyde to accommodate the growing number of Asian women fleeing domestic abuse. The project was named Gryffe as the refuge was situated near the river Gryffe in Kilmacolm and from there safe refuge accommodation, information and support was provided for sixteen years.In 1995 our drop in centre opened at 24 Willowbank Street, Glasgow. It was then that the word ‘Hemat’ (meaning courage) was added to our business name. We are now widely known as Hemat Gryffe Women’s Aid.
Jewish Women’s Aid
One woman in four will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. It affects all women, regardless of age, education, class, lifestyle or religion; the Jewish community is no different to any other.That means that every year, literally thousands of Jewish women will face violence against themselves and their children from within their own home. And there is just one organisation in the UK, indeed in the whole of Europe, dealing specifically with the needs of abused Jewish women. That organisation is Jewish Women’s Aid.
Positive Action Housing
Positive Action in Housing Ltd is a Scottish wide charity working with communities, housing providers, voluntary organisations and faith groups to enable everyone to have an equal chance to live in good quality, affordable and safe homes, free from discrimination and the fear of racial harassment and violence.
Ethnic Minority Law Centre
The Ethnic Minorities Law Centre (EMLC) provides free legal advice and representation to individuals from Scotland’s Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities, as well as training and second-tier advice to Citizens Advice Bureaux and other advice agencies across the country, and focuses on providing bilingual and culturally sensitive service.