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2010 December | Nour DV

Pious Poet

Pious Poet

Sabr Sometimes she can’t sleep sometimes she misses home Reminiscing back to when she was eleven years old As a little girl day dreaming of a stove That came with the white picket fence and a home Back then life was so much easy for her Now she’s married to a man that be beating on her Hot headed with a cold heart replaced by an icebox The sister stood by his side praying that it might stop She had so much patience for him Short temper mixed with long drinks let out his jinn Her friends asked about her bruises so she started to use make up With Fabricated smiles and excuses...

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£4.4m investment to tackle domestic violence

£4.4m investment to tackle domestic violence

A £4.4m investment is being made to help female victims of domestic violence. The assembly government announcement comes on the international day for the elimination of violence against women. The money will be used to address violence against women including sexual assault, domestic abuse, female genital mutilation and forced marriage. Social Justice Minister, Carl Sargeant said: “More needs to be done to eradicate this heinous crime.” The money had already been put aside by the assembly government but it has been confirmed that the £4.4m sum for 2011/12 will be protected from...

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She waits for him

She waits for him

She waits for him. She knows he will come. She knows that he is simply caught up somewhere, distracted, and, eventually, he will come for her. Maybe he is still at work, chatting with his colleagues. Perhaps he has gone to visit his mother, or taken his sister a gift. Probably he has stayed at the masjid to pray extra prayers. Wherever he is now, she knows that he will come for her. Because she made him angry today. She didn’t mean to. She was careless, of course, thoughtless. She should have known better. If she was more obedient, a better wife, a better Muslim, she would have known that...

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