The Traumatic Process of Seeking Justice for Victims of Sexual Violence

CW: Sexual Assault by Nur__ Trigger warning: Rape, sexual assault, sexual offences, victim-blaming In 2016, the Brock Turner case in California was one of the first instances that made me reflect on how the criminal justice system fails victims in cases of violence against women. In that case, the perpetrator who had sexually assaulted an…

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Why I Believe Prison Abolition is A Muslim Issue

Ruth Wilson Gilmore, a Black woman prison scholar who laid the rich groundwork for abolitionist politics, has defined racism as “the state-sanctioned or extralegal production and exploitation of group-differentiated vulnerability to premature death”. This implies that minoritised people, people of colour or people from minority ethnic background get exposed to earlier deaths because of racist…

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The Time I Fought for Justice and The Hijab

by Anisah Kader I have always heard or read stories about Muslim women and the discrimination they facedwith their hijab on. In fact, all these stories I have read about were from other countries. Inever thought, right here, in Singapore, I would actually experience such discrimination, but Idid. It was an unforgettable moment that would…

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What Is Right?: My Journey Towards Justice

by ‘A __ “… اِعۡدِلُوۡا هُوَ اَقۡرَبُ لِلتَّقۡوٰى …” “… Act justly – that is nearer to God-consciousness…” – Surah Al-Maaidah – Verse 8. I have always been a believer in standing up for what is right and upholding justice because I believe that it is a responsibility. I believe that I am heavily influenced…

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Editor’s Letter: Justice

It is without a doubt that justice is one of the most foundational aspects of Islam. When I think of Islam, I think of the fact that it is a religion that was revealed to our Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him), someone who fought resolutely throughout his life against tribal injustice and steadily worked…

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