Then I Found out I was Pregnant

Then I Found out I was Pregnant

A year and five months later, I became Mrs. Kazimi; married to a man twice my age. I was welcomed by my husband and his family in Canada. As I settled in to their home, that is when the abuse started. The very first time he hit me, I ran to my mother in law thinking she would make it stop. Instead, she told me to be patient because he was under a lot of pressure at work and was emotionally distressed due to the death of a close family member.

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It wasn’t easy, but I did it

It wasn’t easy, but I did it

I was frequently told that I have a lovely smile! I was, obviously, happy and flattered to hear these compliments because they reminded me that no one knew that I actually felt miserable, or that I cried myself to sleep or that I contemplated suicide. No one knew what it took to force this smile on my face. I needed to convince everyone around that I was perfectly happy and my marriage was great.

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Nisa Homes opens third transitional shelter in Canada

Nisa Homes opens third transitional shelter in Canada

Nisa Homes is pleased to announce it’s third transitional home located in Windsor, Ont. will open on Nov. 24 to accommodate the growing number of vulnerable Muslim women in the area seeking a safe, confidential and holistic environment that recognizes their cultural and religious needs.

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Resident Stories: Refugees

Resident Stories: Refugees

One of our residents, a mother of two children shared her experience with us. She told us she still doesn’t know where she got the courage to just venture out into the unknown with nothing but her kids and some clothes, not knowing what awaits her. All she knew was that it was safer than what she was leaving behind her.

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5 Things I Learned at Bloom!

5 Things I Learned at Bloom!

On January 14th, 2017 Nisa Homes held a Muslim women’s networking event bringing together some of the best and brightest women the Vancouver Muslim community has to offer, and here is what we learned! When one Muslim woman succeeds, that is an achievement for all Muslim women. It creates a ripple effect because representation matters! If you can't see it, you can't be it. 

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