of the Asian community is invisible and relatively silent. The men
blazed a trail into Europe and established a beachhead for their
establishments, mosques and clubs in general and other services
seem geared towards men and their sons. Housewives and mothers are
totally self-sufficient and don't require aid. This
presumption is quite false.
centre is a place for women to socialise but they can also train
the 1990s two social workers from the Muslim Women's Social Group,
which had informally organised Eid celebrations and day trips, assembled
a steering group from different cultural backgrounds to form Roshni.
about Roshni Women's Centre
group organises and promotes education and training and is based
centrally on Barton Street, Gloucester.
includes IT and sewing plus crèche facilities, holiday activities
and a homework club for young children. There are also health and
a lighter note, the band of women organise Eid celebrations and
excursions. Currently Roshni has a membership of over 300 people,
including young single women.
See 'The Bangladeshi Community'
See 'The Gujarati Muslim Community'
See 'The Pakistani Community'
See 'The Shia Muslim Community'
See 'Gloucester's Islamic Beginnings'
See 'Islamic Secondary School