7 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Sexual Assault

7 Tips for Talking to Your Kids About Sexual Assault

Although it's a sensitive topic and many in the Muslim community shy away from addressing topics such as sexual abuse, child neglect, and domestic violence, avoiding it will not make it go away unfortunately. The first step in eliminating this stigma is to understand what child sexual abuse is and looks like, as well as how to talk to your children about it. 

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The reason I needed Nisa Homes.

The reason I needed Nisa Homes.

The following is based on a true story. The author wanted it to be shared anonymously: 

I grew up in a home where black and blue bruises on my body was a norm. My father’s violent fists rained down on my mother and I every time he was in a bad mood, which was often. Most of my friends looked forward to being home on weekends, sleeping in and spending time with their families. Not me; I dreaded going home. The minute I entered it would feel like a battlefield. Home for me was never safe - it was toxic, it was painful, it was fear.

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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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A Safe Space for Muslim Women

A Safe Space for Muslim Women

Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid, first wife of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was a renowned business woman in a male-dominated trade. Aisha Bint Abu Bakr, another wife of the Prophet Muhammed (pbuh), is one of the greatest scholars and teachers of all time, Nusayba Bint Kaab was an exceptionally fierce and brave warrior, and Fatima Al Fihri established the first university in the world in 859 CE in Morocco. We need to realize the legacy our foremothers have built for us and continue to uphold their strength, knowledge, wisdom and courage.

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