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Our very own Dua will be sharing her experiences of having married an emotionally abusive spouse. She discusses that divorce isn’t easy but your happiness matters more. Our motto is simple “If you have to stop being all of who you are to be half of a couple, the price is too high”.
We explore the intricacies of divorce. A stigma that many women live with, but we’re here to offer hope. We’re here to remind you that your worth in society is not compromised by having a divorce (or two) under your belt. Quite the opposite really. And we explain why divorce may not necessarily be a bad thing.
As times are changing, divorce rates have gone up in Muslim societies. There has been a cultural shift for women to no longer put up with domestic abuse as education and career advancement has become more accessible to millennial women. A recent generational focus on mental health and women getting married later in life as a result of their educational and career endeavours has given women more leverage to leave marriages that they couldn’t have otherwise. According to a study by the Cambridge University Press: Married Women's Economic Independence and Divorce in the Nineteenth- and Early-Twentieth-Century United States, “labor market opportunities explain divorce rates throughout US history. Attitudinal changes could have produced both higher labor force participation and marital instability, these changes are likely a function of economic development: As women engaged more with the labor”
So what’s our point? A woman’s independence, happiness and freewill should never be compromised at the expense of her marriage. The price is simply too high.
A healthy society does not have too low of a divorce rate or too high of a divorce rate. Rather it is assessed by a different metric; one of the most important measures of a society is how it treats its women.
We invite any women who have been subject to emotional and physical abuse in their marriage or past marriage(s) looking for a voice onto our platform. We offer the respect to keep you anonymous if you wish.