Muslim women face external systemic discrimination, such as different treatment in health care settings. But, they also experience psychosocial distress due to daily stressors. For instance, some women who come to Amal are living through domestic abuse, financial abuse, strained familial relationships, etc. Most of the beneficiaries of Amal are...
This article addresses the generation of safe spaces in communities through effective active listeners being present.
This article addresses the relationship between communities and organizations when developing and implementing interventions. It also addresses Amal’s upcoming Listener Training sessions and the centre’s project in collaboration with Concordia’s SHIFT centre.
This article explores how we define our relationships and what the best way to have healthy relationships is. It poses questions to get the reader to think deeper about their personal relationships, and it encourages them to renew their intentions and reasonings for maintaining relationships for the sake of Allah.
The article presents an overview of what silence can represent in different situations. First, we discuss the role of silence in an abusive relationship and factors that contribute to its use. Then, we discuss the necessary use of silence employed by Listeners.
The article discusses the importance of Listeners in our communities and the challenges they face. It briefly discusses Amal’s Toolkit To Strengthen Listeners and why developing such a toolkit was crucial for supporting the mental health of our Listeners.
Through local giving, community-based needs can be addressed without having to rely too much on external organizations to bridge socioeconomic gaps. During this Ramadan, community needs can be addressed through Zakat in order to empower social changes and strengthen communities.
To make Ramadan a better experience for vulnerable women, their communities should communicate directly with them to find out what their needs are and what can be done to help them. With a sustained effort, we will see less women in vulnerable states which will make them more equipped to...
In this blog post, an uncomfortable feeling and experience is described from the perspective of a south Asian Muslim woman. She writes about the day-to-day discrimination she faces that doesn’t seem so obvious to non-POC. These subtle insults, known as microaggressions, have big consequences that can be traumatizing.