Social Worker Robina Niaz helps Muslim women suffering from domestic violence in New York City. Since founding Turning Point for Women and Families in 2004, the organization has provided direct services and support to more than 200 Muslim women. Robina has been singled out for her steadfast and unyielding commitment to give women suffering from abuse a voice and the tools they need to change their lives. Niaz was chosen from a pool of more than 9,000 nominees worldwide. Coverage of Robina’s story has aired on CNN, CNN International, Headline News, CNN Espanol, and Larry King Live.
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“…Caught in a highly abusive relationship it seemed all doors were closed…Turning point was the hand that pulled me out, gave me my strength back, showed me the path and gave me my life back. Today I am leading a very happy peaceful life, raising two normal healthy kids and everyday that passes by I am grateful. "
“I think it’s a great place to find hardcore knowledge and amazing stories with much truth. A secure space to meet and really open up and relate with other youth…”
“Thanks to Turning Point's vision of serving ALL Muslims ….I know when I reach there I will always be greeted with a warm smile, be understood and receive the spiritual support I need,…For the first time I feel as though I can trust somebody that means the world to me.”