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Knowing the Dalits in the Dalit History Month

Hello, my name is Anushka Bhilwar (pronouns: they/she). I am a recent graduate from of Public Policy from University of Stirling, Scotland. Quite recently, my identity of Dalit woman; a […]

She Settles in the Shields: Intergenerational Story 5: Zubaidah Azad, Sahira Zafar and Mehreen Zafar

Zubaidah Azad arrived in Scotland as a toddler with her Family in 1953.  Sadly her family experienced the India/Pakistan partition in which they lost loved ones.  Despite the trauma, her […]

She Settles in the Shields : Intergenerational Story 4 – Kishwar Siddiq and Farah Siddiq

At age 15, Balkese Anwar migrated to Scotland.  She raised 6 wonderful children.  Her middle child Kishwar moved to Pollokshields after marriage in 1990. A well-known face in Pollokshields, Kishwar […]

She Settles in the Shields: Intergenerational Story 3 – Suraya Sharif, Tabassum Niamat, Zineerah Ali

For International Women’s Week 2022, Glasgow Women’s Library is pleased to celebrate five intergenerational stories as told by some of wonderful women from Pollokshields. We will be sharing one story […]

She Settles in the Shields : Intergenerational Story 2 – Shafqat and Saadya Sabir

For International Women’s Week 2022, Glasgow Women’s Library is pleased to celebrate five intergenerational stories as told by some of wonderful women from Pollokshields. We will be sharing one story […]

Intergenerational Stories – She Settles in the Shields

For International Women’s Week 2022, Glasgow Women’s Library is pleased to celebrate five intergenerational stories as told by some of wonderful women from Pollokshields. We will be sharing one story […]

So my journey begins a new chapter

I am a mother of three children, a wife, a daughter, auntie – the list goes on. Life has always been busy, if not running an office, there was always […]

The Meridian Story

Glasgow Women’s Library is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day this year, with a series of short films and a conversation event about the Meridian – Glasgow’s first Women’s Centre […]

16 Days 16 Stories

Amina-the Muslim Women’s Resource Centre is proud to be supporting 16 Days of Action this year, with a series of 16 short films based on stories of abuse from Muslim […]

Me at Last – Noren Haq

My primary school teacher once asked me, “Who are you?”. I gave her my name. “No”, she said smiling, “I mean, how would you describe yourself using one word?” I […]