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!