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Nour Bucket Collection (January 2012)

Nour Bucket Collection (January 2012)

In the last three weeks, Nour hit the tube stations and made public appeals for not only donations, but also support. All in all, was a great success Alhamdulillah. We were privileged to encounter and speak to many people from different walks of life, from those who had been victims of domestic violence, to those who work in the field of domestic violence. We even came across a few who we were able to educate about the fact domestic violence is very much prevalent, and still stands as a societal taboo. We were also able to highlight an even more silent aspect of domestic violence, which is...

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End this cruel punishment of victims of domestic violence

End this cruel punishment of victims of domestic violence

Years of abuse at the hands of her partner culminated in him stabbing Sacha Williams-Rowe in the stomach. He was arrested and charged with attempted murder, and that should have been the end of her suffering. But her ordeal was far from over. Despite spending two traumatic days giving evidence, Sacha was sent to jail when she was too terrified to testify against Lloyd Lothian at a retrial caused because the judge fell ill. To cap it all, the charge against him was reduced, he got a light sentence and will be out in weeks. This Government, like previous ones, has ­insisted it would get tough...

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Behind Locked Doors

Behind Locked Doors

Otherwise known as the ‘Toilet Door Campaign’, this campaign allows every organisation to become involved with raising awareness and helping victims of domestic violence. If you are aware of any such institutions or buildings which would happily put up our poster for awareness, then please contact us at [email protected] We will send you the relevant materials required. Facebook Event

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Tackling Domestic Violence by Teaching Lawyers to Recognise Abuse

Tackling Domestic Violence by Teaching Lawyers to Recognise Abuse

Christmas Day has come and gone for another year. Many of us – including me – will return to work this week a little heavier than we were a few days ago. The festive season is one of the most stressful times on the calendar not least because we tend to work ourselves up into a frenzy before the big day buying Christmas presents and creating food mountains in our kitchens and utility rooms. However, the primary reason our nerves are somewhat frayed is because we are cooped up in our homes with our families for an extended period of time and overdosing on turkey and...

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The Death Of My Tears

The Death Of My Tears

My emotions live only to be harmed I want none other but you and yet I want you not the same Silently confiding my sadness in you from a distance How my eyes long for the affection now concealed behind a demeanour so cold As I relieve the nights of a tortured soul My heart tells me you are still my love and yet my wounds tell me it is not so I would forget it all if you would merely change Lying to myself so that I can believe your tragic lies So helpless as I see my hopes blown around like a cloud beneath the seven skies How much you have taken of me. Yesterday you promised me a thousand...

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