Rehana SidatJamila's Legacy
Rehana is the founder of Jamila’s Legacy, a mental health initiative that aims to increase awareness and deepen understanding of mental health. Also the founder of Ansaar a charity for adults with learning disabilities and their family/carers. Rehana has over 30 years experience of working in the community in particular with vulnerable people. She currently works with children aged 3 – 16 and teaches adults in the community on various topics including personal development, mental well-being and disability.
Sexual abuse: Let’s not be silent
Sexual abuse is often a topic that is taboo, a subject rarely spoken about in Muslim families or Muslim communities however the sad reality is that any child from any community/faith or none can become a victim of sexual abuse. If we are to protect our children we need to stop the denial, discuss sexual abuse and how to keep safe. Victims need to feel supported so that they are able to disclose without fear of being judged or blamed and stop perpetrators from reoffending and get justice.