Based on research studies, the UN says that the deadliest place for a woman is her own home.
According to a 2018 report on the killing of women and girls released by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime, about 87,000 were killed worldwide in 2017 — 58 percent of them victims of domestic or family violence.
Doesn’t this Shake You to Your Core?
A woman’s home is meant to be a place of safety, protection, and refuge.
In Islam, a husband’s role inlcudes him being a protector, not a perpetrator.
Domestic violence does not discriminate against race, culture, religion, or even economic status. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S, and the Muslim commuity is not immune to this.
We have failed to approach victims of domestic violence in the appropriate way, often encouraging them to have sabr (patience) instead of fighting for justice against oppression.
So when some women in our communities choose to finally leave, they often have nowhere to go.
But we’re here to change that.
MAUSA is raising funds to support transitional homes for DV survivors, including children. These safe spaces and homes are located all over Texas and will provide vital services that allow women to become self-sufficient, and encourage them to leave abusive homes by giving them the resources needed. When you give to this cause, you’re not only helping bring an end to domestic violence, you’re also helping rebuild these women and their families’ lives.
MAUSA, with partners, will be:
These transitional homes are a stepping stone to financial security as well as a brighter, secure, and comfortable future.
Please give all that you can to support these women and future generations to come.