Shocking domestic violence statistics
that remind us it's an epidemic

The number of American troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq between 2001 and 2012 was 6,488. The number of American women who were murdered by 716current or ex male partners during that time was 11,766. That's nearly double the amount of casualties lost during war. Women are much more likely to be victims of intimate partner violence with 85 percent of domestic abuse victims being women and 15 percent men. Too many women have been held captive by domestic violence -- whether through physical abuse, financial abuse, emotional abuse or a combination of all three. Read More

 

Marissa Alexander, finally free from prison
after 3 years - for defending her lifenew

Supporters of Marissa Alexander in Jacksonville, across the US, and all marissa-alexander4around the world are overjoyed that Alexander has been released from jail after serving 3 years behind bars for defending her life.  In 2010, Alexander, a black mother of three from Jacksonville, Florida, was forced to defend her life from a life-threatening attack by her estranged husband by firing a single warning shot that caused no injuries.  Read More

 

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International Women's Day
International Day against Domestic Violence
March is women's month

SEMAH is an online conduit for resources to  help build bridges to safer communities especially those that are not  well served. We have a special focus on the Muslim and inter-faith  communities.
 

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NISA Workshop3

North American Islamic Shelter for the Abused (NISA), Islamic Relief, and Peaceful Families Project are hosting a Domestic Violence Workshop in the Bay Area on Thursday, February 26th, from 9AM to 6PM at SBIA - Masjid al Mustafa, 2345 Harris Way, San Jose, CA 95131.Imam Tahir, North American Islamic Shelter for the Abused (NISA), says that Imams are usually the first stop for victims of domestic violence. This workshop will educate and empower us on how to better handle such situations.  Read More