To the women that speak out about Sexual and Domestic abuse?

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By my age stories of sexual abuse and domestic violence fail to surprise me.  But its great to see the likes of Shaista Gohir and Amirah Foundation coming together to speak out against this type of abuse Masha Allah

So are the community in denial that these crimes are being committed? Or have we become bored of hearing the same old story again and again? 

Many questions come to mind when we go deeper into this dark and sick world.  Stories of young girls being passed through men in their family.  Women staying in violent and abusive relationships scared to walk away because of the high morals of a community who look down on such a womans choice to leave. 

I’ve met a lot of females who have sat relating their stories to me, with no emotion.  I often hold back my tears more so because each time they spoke out about their abuse to different people, nothing was done about it.  But deep down they knew it was wrong so they kept confinding in person after person till finally they met that person that embraced them and to say, ‘I’m sorry that you had to go through that and there was no one there to protect you’.

We have to admit that we often don’t know what to do when this horrific experience is related to us.  I commend anyone group or person who aims to raise this topic and provide support for the victims whilst offering a community with the knowhow of what to do should this situation occur in their household or family. 

May Allah aid the good to prevail evil in our communities by exposing the truth and giving us the strength as an ummah to eradicate it AMEEN!

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About iamshalina

http://iamshalin5.wix.com/iamshalina Shalina Litt was in the music business from the age of 15 years old and it wasn't until around 2006 that life took a big turn for her. She graduated with a BA Hons in Early Childhood Studies eager to do right by my son. Around 2006 she embraced Islam and took on a calmer lifestyle getting married and focusing on being a mother alongside a business woman. Her marriage dissolved due to domestic Violence in 2009 and she retook a different path learning how to rebuild my self esteem and confidence. This journey allowed Shalina to share her growth via blogs and vlogs building a large following around the topic of abuse. Around 2011 her career as a Radio Presenter at Unity FM began. As her confidence grew, she decided to speak out in international media defending the rights of Women and Hijab. This lead her to successfully be present in Media covering newspaper, TV, Radio and Magazines in addition to have been in a successful documentary done about 6 Muslim women from around the world by a TV Production Team (NRL) from the Netherlands. This public platform allowed her to be vocal about various heart felt topics through Social media and other broadcasting opportunities. As a result Shalina now coaches women around the topic of Abuse Resolution. She continues to appear in mainstream media discussing various topics around Islam and women. She also runs her own business providing Inclusive Islamic Education for SEND Children. She is currently recording an album and writing a book, both due to be released in 2017 God Willing. For more details or to contact Shalina Litt email iamshalina@live.co.uk

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