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30th January 2020
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The BBC’s “Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade” doc Reveals Some Ugly Truths

 “Those who are silent when others are oppressed are guilty of oppression themselves.” IMAM HUSSAIN (AS) Last week, the BBC released a documentary called “Undercover with the Clerics – Iraq’s Secret Sex Trade”. The documentary highlighted that some clerics in … Continue reading

27th September 2018
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The Brett Kavanaugh case shows why women must be believed and not blamed

Today (27 September 2018), around the world, women will be calling for action in support of survivors like Dr Christine Blasey Ford, who have been silenced. Women’s March movements across the globe will hold a minutes silence in solidarity with … Continue reading

1st May 2018
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A note from the Editor on Child Sexual Abuse

Following the publication of Tameena Hussain’s post on her experience of child sexual abuse, we have decided to write a short note on the issue of sexual violence within Muslim and South Asian communities, in the UK. Our heartfelt thanks … Continue reading

1st May 2018
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I am who I am because I was abused

(Content warning: this post contains content which some may find triggering) My labels: troublemaker, Paki-basher, coconut, besharam and the list goes on – all for speaking up against injustice and cultural issues but I am who I am today because … Continue reading

29th September 2017
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He said, she said: why are the Nouman Ali Khan allegations of impropriety, so difficult to believe?

“I will never engage in victim blaming.” My heart feels so heavy at the news of the Nouman Ali Khan scandal. It leaves me disappointed, angry, but not surprised or shocked. We live in a patriarchal world, and the status … Continue reading

12th December 2016
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Religion and Faith: Important Allies in the fight against Gender-
Based Violence?

“You cannot be a feminist and believe in religion”, a respected colleague who works with women from Middle Eastern and Afghani backgrounds, declared to me two weeks ago, a statement that hurt me a little but wasn’t surprised by as … Continue reading

25th July 2016
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Qandeel Baloch: an outspoken feminist in a man’s world

“As a woman we must stand up for ourselves.. As a woman we must stand up for each other… As a women we must stand…“ — Qandeel Baloch The tragic murder of the social media celebrity, Qandeel Baloch, is an eye-opener … Continue reading

1st June 2016
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An Open Letter to British Asians From Survivor Sara Karim

Trigger warning: This letter contains information about sexual assault and violence which may trigger a level of distress. Dear Community, My catalogue of transgressions began at the age of 14 when I was raped by a group of older teenage … Continue reading

4th July 2015
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The Colour of Love #NotGrey

by Sabrina Mahmood @sabrina01m Did I really just read that? That was my initial reaction after I read the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ series. Everybody was talking about it, it was trending in all the charts, and I just had … Continue reading

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