Amal is a campaigner for human rights and social justice in Scotland.
Her passion for human rights and social justice began when she rose to fame as one of the Glasgow Girls. In 2005, Agnesa Murselaj, a 15 year old pupil at Drumchapel High School in Glasgow, was dawn raided and detained with her family. Along with six other school girls from Drumchapel High, Amal Azzudin campaigned against dawn raids, and the detention and deportation of asylum seekers in Glasgow.
Later, refugee and children’s charities launched a campaign – No Place For A Child. In 2010 the Government announced the end of detention of children for immigration purposes.
Amal is now the Equality and Human Rights Officer for the Mental Health Foundation in Scotland, delivering projects on the mental health and wellbeing of refugees using the arts, as well as developing a mentoring scheme among refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland. Amal also speaks about human rights in schools as an ambassador for the Scottish Refugee Council.
SCI Mentoring Programme
Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland