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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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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Baha(r)sa

Baharwaali ladkidoes not need to know where she stands from where she sits in a classlearning a language in a tongue that isn’t hers although the only place where she belongsis Malay words in karangan with double ticksfor Peribahasaand her favourite topic of death and its testwhich gets her the highest marks among the rest…

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Pride and Prejudice: Anecdotes from South Asian Women in Singapore

Gathered by ‘Afifah Shameemah __ These pieces are collections of candid responses from South Asian Muslim Women. These pieces were written to share some of the experiences of ladies in the community and to hopefully inspire some type of change. These pieces were written by South Asian women, for South Asian women.  This is for…

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Hope Is The Light of Kindness

by E __ [CW: This post describes the aftermath of rape, its emotional impact of rape & experience of intense victim-blaming.] What is Hope, you ask? Hope is Love personified. Hope is Kindness acted out. Hope is a Friend, and a Lover, who offers compassion unconditionally. Hope is everywhere if we simply allow it to…

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