Sewing her life back together – Namazzi’s story

Namazzi* was 17 when she was sexually assaulted by someone in her community.

Afraid and ashamed, she kept it a secret at first.

But when she realised she was pregnant, Namazzi had no choice but to tell her parents what had happened to her.

You’d hope that they might comfort her and support her. Family is where you’re meant to feel safe and feel like you belong.

Instead, they rejected her.

Namazzi was alone, pregnant, and out on the street…

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