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Muslim Women RISING against VIOLENCE - Mosque Postcard Campaign
 


                                                           THE POSTCARD


Muslim women are RISING to end VIOLENCE as a part of the global ONE BILLION RISING movement, which will be marked on the 14th February 2013. Muslim Women's Network UK has therefore launched a campaign to encourage more mosques to get involved in tackling violence.  We have sent a postcard to 100 mosques across the UK to request they pledge an action to combat violence. We would like mosques to help us by reaching out to men about violence  - not just on this one day but throughout the year.

Why involve Mosques?

Names of Mosques Contacted

Actions that Mosques can take

Mosques that have responded and taking action


Comments received about the campaign


Why involve Mosques?
Violence against women and girls is the most widespread form of abuse in the world.  In Britain, violence is vastly under reported in Muslim communities and many women and girls continue to suffer in silence.    The levels of violence are indicative of the lack of respect for women and girls.  Changing attitudes is therefore the first step to reducing violence “ men need to be educated that violence is unacceptable and never justifiable and women must be encouraged to not continue accepting violence. 


Names of 100 Mosques contacted
There are approximately 1600 mosques in Britain “ however postcards have only been sent to100 mosques across Britain. They have been selected based on their size, location and diversity with regards to ethnic background / sect.   

 

 

Aberdeen Mosque &

Islamic Centre

ABERDEEN

 

Derby Central Mosque

DERBY

 

Croydon Masjid &

Islamic Centre

LONDON

 

Oldham Mosque &

Islamic Centre

OLDHAM

 

Al Muzaffar Mosque

BATH

 

 

Markazi Jamia Mosque

DEWSBURY

 

East London Mosque

LONDON

 

Perth Mosque & Islamic Society

PERTH

 

Belfast Islamic Centre

BELFAST

 

 

Jamaa Masjid

(Dundee Islamic Society Central Mosque)

DUNDEE

 

Greenwich Islamic Centre

LONDON

 

Faidhan-e-Madina

Mosque

PETERBOROUGH

 

Birmingham Central

Mosque

BIRMINGHAM

 

 

Dumfermaline Mosque & Islamic Centre

DUNFERMALINE

 

Harrow Central Mosque

LONDON

 

Husaini Islamic Centre

PETERBOROUGH

 

Ghamkol Sharif

Mosque

BIRMINGHAM

 

Kepier Mosque

DURHAM

 

 

Lewisham Mosque &

Islamic Centre

LONDON

 

Portsmouth Central Mosque

PORTSMOUTH

 

Green Lane Mosque

BIRMINGHAM

 

 

Eastbourne Islamic

Cultural Centre

EASTBOURNE

 

 

London Central Mosque (Regents Park Mosque)

LONDON

 

Plymouth & Cornwall

Islamic Centre

PLYMOUTH

 

Hanafi Sunni Jamia

Masjid

BLACKBURN

 

Anwar-E- Medina

Mosque

EDINBURGH

 

Noor Ul Islam Mosque

LONDON

 

Jamia Masjid

PRESTON

 

Jamia Ghosia Mosque

BLACKBURN

 

Islamic Centre of

Edinburgh Trust

EDINBURGH

 

North London

Central Mosque

LONDON

 

Golden Masjid

ROCHDALE

 

Central Mosque

BLACKPOOL

 

 

Exeter Mosque &

Islamic Centre

EXETER

 

 

Shepherds Bush Mosque & Muslim Cultural Centre

LONDON

 

Rugby Masjid

RUGBY

 

Ashrafia Mosque

BOLTON

 

 

Jamiat Itihad

Al Muslimeen

Glasgow Central

Mosque

GLASGOW

 

West London Islamic Centre & Jamia Masjid

LONDON

 

Madina Jamia Masjid

SHEFFIELD

 

Bristol Jamia Mosque

BRISTOL

 

 

Shia Ithna Ashri

Mosque

GLASGOW

 

 

Loughborough Mosque & Islamic

Cultural Centre

LOUGHBOROUGH

 

Southampton Medina Mosque Trust

SOUTHAMPTON

 

Shah Jalal Jaame

Mosque

BRISTOL

 

Khazra Central

Mosque

GLASGOW

 

Bury Park Jamia Mosque

LUTON

 

Central Scotland Islamic Centre

STIRLING

 

Central Mosque Razbia Burton

BURTON ON TRENT

 

Nasir Mosque

HARTLEPOOL

 

Didsbury Mosque & Islamic Centre

MANCHESTER

 

Masjid Farooq-E-Azam

STOCKTON ON TEES

 

Bradford Central

Mosque

BRADFORD

 

Hull Mosque &

Islamic Centre

HULL

 

Manchester Central

Mosque

MANCHESTER

 

Makki Masjid

STOKE ON TRENT

 

Madni Jamia Masjid

BRADFORD

 

Al Kauthar Mosque

LANCASTER

 

Salimiy Mosque

MANCHESTER

 

Sunderland Mosque

SUNDERLAND

 

Masjid Al Quds

BRIGHTON

 

Leeds Grand Mosque

LEEDS

 

Abu Bakr Mosque &

Community Centre

MIDDLESBOROUGH

 

Imam Khoei Islamic Centre

SWANSEA

 

Canterbury Muslim

Cultural Centre

CANTERBURY

 

Masjid-E-Umar &

Muslim Association

LEEDS

 

Darul Islam Central Mosque

MIDDLESBOROUGH

 

Swansea City Mosque

SWANSEA

 

Al Manar Centre

CARDIFF

 

 

Leicester Central Mosque

LEICESTER

 

Central Jamia Mosque

MILTON KEYNES

 

Swindon Mosque

SWINDON

 

Madina Mosque

CARDIFF

 

 

 

Leicester Jamia Mosque

LEICESTER

 

Koktu Mosque

NEWSCASTLE

 

 

Tunbridge Wells

Islamic Cultural Centre

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

 

Carlisle Masjid Taqwa

CARLISLE

 

 

Lincoln Mosque &

Islamic Association

LINCOLN

 

Madina Masjid

NEWSCASTLE

 

 

Aisha Mosque & Islamic Centre

WALSALL

 

Kent Islamic Centre

Mosque

CHATHAM (Kent)

 

 

Al Rahma Mosque

LIVERPOOL

 

Shak Jalal Masjid &

Islamic Cultural Centre

NEWSCASTLE

 

Jamiat Ul Muslimeen Jamia Masjid

WARRINGTON

 

Chesham Mosque

CHESHAM

 

 

Abu Bakr Mosque

Southall

LONDON

 

Jamia Mosque

NEWPORT

 

Central Mosque

WOLVERHAMPTON

 

Shah Jalal Mosque

CHESTER

 

 

Al Madina Mosque

Barking

LONDON

 

Shah Poran Bangladesh Jame

Mosque

NEWPORT

 

Jamia Masjid Ghousia

WORCESTER

 

Jamia Mosque

COVENTRY

 

Aziziye Mosque

LONDON

 

Nurani Jami Masjid

NOTTINGHAM

 

Shah Jahan Mosque

WOKING

 

Jamia Mosque

DARLINGTON

 

 

Baitul Futuh Mosque

Morden

LONDON

 

Nuneaton Muslim Society

NUNEATON

 

York Mosque &

Islamic Centre

YORK

 


Actions that Mosques can take
We also want to use this campaign to highlight those mosques that already are or are willing to take action to try and end all forms of violence against women and girls.  Here are some examples of actions you could be taking:

’    Speaking out against all forms of violence
’    Intervening and helping victims
’    Holding perpetrators accountable
’    Offering a safe space for women to seek help or hold support groups
’    Raising awareness by displaying posters, providing information or through talks and   sermons
’    Using zakat to help victims
’    Educating community members to teach their sons to respect women and girls


Mosques that have responded and taking action

We will post on here as information as soon as mosques start responding....

BIRMINGHAM CENTRAL MOSQUE
They have been the first mosque to respond to and publicly support our campaign. They have:
  • placed the postcard on their noticeboards
  • announced support for the campaign at the Friday sermon on 15th Feb 2013 and spoke about the importance of tackling violence and quoted statistics
  • they are willing to work with women to organise some educational / awareness raising workshops / seminars aimed at boys and men to challenge attitudes towards violence
For more information about this, visit: http://www.centralmosque.org.uk/


Comments received about the campaign


  • œIt is an obligation for mosques to follow in the footsteps of Prophet Muhammed and promote the rights of women and challenge the ignorant attitudes that men hold about women and, which are due to the lack of Islamic knowledge and low educational levels within communities.
              Dr. Mohammad Naseem, Chair of Birmingham Central Mosque

  • "I am truly impressed with the campaign you are launching. Well done! I have nothing but admiration for what MWNUK do. Despite many challenges, the continued robust existence of MWNUK with a mission is its greatest testimonial."
             Dr Nazia Khanum OBE
             Chair of Luton Multi-agency Steering Group on Forced Marriage and  
             Honour-Based Violence and also Chair of UNA-Luton

  • "Some fantastic work being carried out a big thank you.  The mosque is a great starting point and I am delighted with your campaign."
              Firoza Mohmed  - Service Manager at Humraaz (a Blackburn based refuge that  
              supports women and children in times of crisis by providing refuge and support). 

  • "I believe in women's rights and support this campaign."
               Asjad Nazir (Showbiz Editor of Eastern Eye)

  • "Men and women both need to work together, great news."
              Saleha Begum (Artist and Poet)

  • "This really is excellent news, there is NO DOUBT that the community need to address issues like this."
              Shalina Litt

  • "I am so impressed by what the Muslim Women's Network UK is doing. I felt sad, hurt and powerless regarding the situation of my "muslim sisters" but now I am feeling more positive and I am starting to fill myself with hope."
              Michelle Lepine (Canada)

  • "This campaign is much needed so that our services are not as overstretched as they are. We can have upto 11 new cases a day. "
               Shaz Manir (Director of the Amirah Foundation - www.amirahfoundation.org)

  • "Once again thank you so much, you do some great work on women's issues." 
            Tanveer Raza Qureshi (Presenter at Birmingham Unity FM Radio - Drive Time Show)

  • "Thats great news (about Birmingham Mosque pledging support). I am sure other mosques will follow too. It is a cultural issue that often gets merged with Islam. Domestic violence is a crime and shiuld be treated as such. However educating men is the way forward for long term benefits. Well done."
             Adam Mohammed

 
 
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