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 the very fact that men too can suffer from 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.
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.
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