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Faithless Hijabi works with women from Muslim backgrounds, who have left or are questioning their faith, and/or who have experienced honour-based abuse.
In 2014 a Freedom of Information request to UK police forces revealed that over 11,000 cases of so-called ‘honour’ crime were recorded between 2010-14. Before accessing support, victims at risk of HBV experienced abuse for 2 years longer (5 years vs 3 years) than those not identified as at risk of HBV. Nearly a quarter (23%) of victims at risk of HBV were not eligible for most benefits. 68% of victims at risk of HBV were at high risk of serious harm or homicide, compared to 55% of those not identified as at risk of HBV.
We aim to create a safe space for women to come together and support one another. We have multiple programs in place, such as the video series “Support corner”, our community engagement group, and our story telling podcast on YouTube.
We are fundraising for our Mental Health Program. Our mental health program has partnered with a clinic in the UK that is trained to provide specialised therapy for apostates. Sponsoring 1 session for 1 person costs as little as £25 pounds, and with greater funding we can refer women for longer sessions.
The women who reach out to us for assistance, come from a multitude of countries around the world, with a wide array of security concerns. Our sessions are conducted virtually. Many of our clients come from Muslim-majority countries, where apostasy is punishable by death, and the defiance of forced veiling results in abuse, harassment, imprisonment, or even murder by their families.
These sessions are critically important due to the COVID19 pandemic. The circumstances of the lockdown environment have resulted in a rise of domestic violence. Many of these cases are due to honor-based inter-familial violence. Through providing access to these sessions, we can actively provide support is working with clinics that help women be resilient and work through their trauma.
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Mar 7, 2022
Love you Zara ❤ You inspire me
marcello terzaghi (marcellus wallace)
Mar 6, 2022
Happy to help. Thank you 4 what u do.
Feb 20, 2022
Continue doing what you do. You have a quickly growing global community behind you!
Feb 3, 2022
Jan 7, 2022
Love you Zara ❤ You changed my life and I want to try to give back every time I can.You linked me to an amazing therapist and it changed my life.You are brave and beautiful 💞
Nov 16, 2021
Continue the Great Work!!
Sep 1, 2021
Thank You for you help for exmusslin.You are taking a little bit of risk on your person, be brave and vigilant. This is going to take long time,good luck.
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