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Hyshyama Hamin

Hyshyama is a sunset chaser, gender consultant and (recovering) caffeine addict. She grew up in Nepal and now lives in Sri Lanka. She dabbles in poetry, photography, human rights and Muslim feminism.
Poetry

ZERO TOLERANCE

You say you have ‘zero tolerance for violence against girls’, ‘Zero tolerance for child marriage’, ‘Zero tolerance for statutory rape’, ‘Zero tolerance for child abuse’.   Zero. Tolerance.   In your definition of ‘zero tolerance’ do my Muslim daughters exist?…

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Poetry

Born

Born We brought the light from our grandmothers eyes The light our mother’s wombs held for us Captured in every cell passed down through her pains Voices of her grandmother’s soul in our veins Echoing us into existence.   Song…

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Videos

’In Her Honour’

‘Honour’ based violence exists in many forms around the world, from more subtle social controls to more visible physical violence and crimes. ‘Honour’ killings portray the worst of humanity and the most grievous of patriarchal norms and practices perpetrated against…

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Videos

Love and Equality

This poem was trigged by difficult and enlightening conversations about gender equality and laws I’ve been having recently with Muslims young and old. And the challenges in trying to reconcile as to how some people who believe in a merciful,…

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Opinions

Sri Lankan Muslim Women: Unequal before the law

In the South Asian region, issues with regard to Islamic law especially on family matters, has been frequenting newsfeeds lately. In India, the conversation and discussion on Muslim family law reforms is robust and vibrant, with groups such as Bharatiya Muslim…

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Poetry

No place I belong to

There is no place I belong to No roots I call my own No strings pulling me forward or backward Just onward My feet they feel the cool earth but never settle No place I belong to no roots I…

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