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WATERSIDE woman Irene Wilson, who suffered a severed artery after being attacked by her partner of more than 30 years, said she is ‘shocked and disgusted’ by the recent rise in domestic abuse statistics for the district.
Financial difficulties brought about by the economic crisis have contributed to a significant rise in domestic abuse, a council meeting heard this week.
Nour is a charity which aims to engage the public, and especially the minority muslim communities, to become aware and take action against this silent yet prevalent social injustice – domestic violence. We believe it is important to be pro-active rather than reactive. At Nour we also have a strong Islamic ethos and seek to condemn domestic violence using Islamic literature from both the Quran and the prophetic teachings. This is important in communities where there is a general but widespread misconception that Islam advocates domestic violence. We are currently able to offer access to Islamic advisors, professional advisors and legal advisors.[int_one_half]
Dubbed the “voice of a generation,” Boonaa Mohammed is a critically acclaimed award winning writer and performer with accolades including a playwright residency at Theatre Passe Muraille, a short story published in a Penguin Canada anthology called “Piece by Piece” and various slam poetry titles credits including winner of the 2007 CBC Poetry Face-Off “Best New Artist” award.[/int_one_half] [int_one_half_last]
Constant fear of your partner
The feeling of helplessness or emotionless
Believing you deserve to be mistreated
Your partner continuously humiliates/yells/criticises you
Ill treatment which you’re embarrassed to disclose to your friends/family
Your partner blames you for their own abusive behaviour
Partner possessing an unpredictable temper
Partner always tries to control you