Momina Mustehsan Joins Hands with UN to End Violence Against Women

The singer has initiated a campaign to end (domestic) violence and said that one should love themselves and speak up
Published 24 Sep, 2018 01:51pm

The Afreen sensation, Momina Mustehsan, touched our hearts with her soulful voice through Coke Studio and made waves not only in the Pakistan's music industry but all over the world. Her song Tera Woh Pyaar with Asim Azhar crossed 100 million on YouTube recently, making her the Pakistan's first female singer to reach the milestone. Momina has been a warrior and has fought cyber bullying while she continues campaigning against it and depression constantly.

Recently, on World's Peace day, the singer joined hands with United Nations to end violence against women. She believes that 'one should stand up and speak for themselves and there is no way one should suffer abuse, no one can give it the name of love. Abuse is abuse which needs to stop at once!'

She has also initiated a campaign to end ongoing violence against women since ages, and said that one should love themselves and speak up immediately when any such incident happens.

In one of her interview with BBC, Momina opened up and shared what singing was to her, being treated as a celebrity, cyber bullying and much more.

"Reach out. Speak up. Love and value yourself. Never feel trapped and caged that you find the need to want to escape. Every person is unique, every person is special. Every person matters," she said.

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This is a picture of me from when I was going through turmoil not very long ago. It happens to the best of us. Mental health is just as important as physical health, and we all hit points in our lives sometimes when all seems to be falling out of our control. Dear Anam, I’m sorry you had to give up. I’m sorry I didn’t understand the intensity of how much you were hurting. I know you were trying your best to be positive and you were a champ. I was super proud of how far you had come in the 9 years I had known you and the person you had grown to become. I swear you had the strength to keep fighting back, staying strong, and standing tall. But you just needed to hear more of that from the people around you, a little more often. I’m so sorry.. I know how it feels when you hit a point so low that it makes you feel like giving up. We all know that feeling. Every single person is fighting their own battle from behind the face we put up for society to make it look like all is under control. Fortunately or unfortunately, with the growth of social media, random people’s uncalled-for opinions and hate speech make their way to us. Now more than ever, we need to learn to love and value ourselves, and KNOW our own selves and our own worth, so that peoples opinions of us don’t get to us and impact our perception of ourselves. For the trolls: Let people be. Give them the right to be human sometimes. Give them the liberty to make those occasional mistakes. Because without that, no one can ever learn or grow. Reflect and focus your energies on fixing and working on yourself more than scrutinizing, judging and putting others down. Let’s please all shun bullying and hate speech. When you see it happening to someone, please stand up for them and make it stop. Build each other up, don’t be a bystander watching someone being tormented. #BullyingIsNeverOkay

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