This years Domestic Violence Awareness Week was our biggest awareness week yet. Find out how it went in our review of all the events below.
London-based Islamic charity Nour have selected the services of Transport Media in order to publicise their UK support network for the muslim community.
The Battle At Home was the very first outreach event Nour – Domestic Violence had presented. Its aim was to create an engaging seminar with the public that would illustrate the severity of domestic violence, which we felt was something that needed addressing, to highlight the reality of things. We aimed to highlight the war zone that has left many victims hurt, bruised, and broken; to highlight the battle at home.
This documentary was one of those which you had to watch with a box of tissue beside you. The stories told by the brave victims of acid attacks were ones so difficult to listen to. The documentary focussed on two ladies, Zakia and Rukhsana. Their stories were two of hundreds of common cases that are silently endured by the people of Pakistan.
Acid attacks are often random attacks either led by the husbands of these women, their in-laws, or someone hired by the aforementioned parties. Refuges have been set up for these women, who are shunned by their families. These women are forced to cover their faces for the disfigurement caused by the burns are so severe, that people are drawn to stare at them.
Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatoLlahi wa barakatuhu dearest readers.
MashaAllah, from the 21st-22nd of October 2012, Nour domestic violence launched their very first outreach campaign—entitled Nour on Your Street—a programme designed to engage with the public, in order to re-awaken the issue that’s been buried under the carpet for far too long – domestic violence, and, to let them know exactly why their contribution is important!