My body was covered in bruises from being beaten with a chain.

People ask me why do I do what I do.

I believe the following letter says why MARIAS exists.

It’s from a victim who is now on a journey to becoming a survivor.

This young lady is someone I have given support to for 3 years. When I first met her she was disillusioned by the authorities who let her down.

Since coming across MARIAS she finally lays the blame at the feet of those who let her down and no longer feels she is herself to blame for what happened to her or for it being ignored.


Baroness Caroline Cox Supports the Work of MARIAS

Baroness Caroline Cox House of Lords

Baroness Cox: “I support the fundamental objectives of MARIAS …”

Click here to view PDF of letter of support from Baroness Caroline Cox, House of Lords

There is a growing concern in many areas over the problems which MARIAS seeks to address but an anxiety over a lack of public space in which to do so, without being labelled as Islamophobic, racist, extremist, etc. I therefore hope that MARIAS can provide an arena where people who share these concerns, including courageous Muslim women, can come together to identify problems; put concerns and experiences on the record; work to enable citizens of this country to live together in harmony; promote the rights of all citizens; protect those who are vulnerable and enable all to live in safety according to the laws of this land.

Baroness Cox, House of Lords


Below: Excerpt of letter from Baroness Caroline Cox in support of MARIAS & Toni Bugle’s work ….