How I Escaped "Prince Charming"

How I Escaped "Prince Charming"

I was your typical overseas bride, young and full of hope for a new life in Canada. However, my dreams for a fairy tale happily-ever after were shattered like broken glass. The harsh reality is that my husband was not prince charming, but rather the despicable villain in the fairy tale. 

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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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