Sandra White MSP has lodged a motion in Parliament congratulating human rights champion and one of the Glasgow Girls Amal Azzudin on her University of Glasgow World Changing Alumni Award.
Motion Number: S5M-15896
Lodged By: Sandra White
Date Lodged: 19/02/2019
Title: Glasgow Girl Amal Azzudin, Honoured with the World Changing Alumni Award
That the Parliament congratulates Amal Azzudin, who has been presented with the World Changing Alumni Award by the University of Glasgow; notes that this honour is presented each year by the university to recognise and celebrate the achievements of a graduate over the last 15 years who has made a major contribution to the community, arts, science or business; believes that Amal has been deservedly recognised for her commitment to, and campaigning for, human rights and social justice; notes that this started when, as a teenager, she was one of the seven “Glasgow Girls”, the group of school friends from Drumchapel High School that campaigned and stood up against dawn raids against, and the detention and deportation of, asylum seekers in Glasgow; acknowledges that the girls’ story has since been shown as a documentary, stage musical and television drama; notes that Amal is the Equality and Human Rights Officer for the Mental Health Foundation in Scotland; understands that she primarily manages its refugee programme, including the Sawti project; notes that, as well as this, she is also an ambassador for the Scottish Refugee Council; recognises the incredible impact that it believes Amal has had in championing equality and human rights, and wishes her continued success.