#imspeakingout – National Day of Memory Event

We will also be holding an event on Tuesday 16th July (11am – 5:30pm) on Church Street in Liverpool city centre, which will be opened at 11:30am with a minute’s silence for Shafelia Ahmed after a reading of the poem Remembering Shafilea, plus speeches from Councillor Maria Toolan, Detective Superintendent, Dave McCaughrean from Merseyside Police and Afrah Qassim, Founder of Savera UK.

There will be a number of activities and opportunities for discussion throughout the day, including drumming performances from Friends of Savera (11:15am and 5pm), poetry and positive messages read by Kiara Mohammed (12 noon), a survivor of FGM and the reading of another survivor story (12:15pm).

There will also be performances of a special piece entitled ‘Break the Silence’ led by Joanne Tremarco (12:30pm and 3:30pm) a dance performance by Movema with audience engagement (1:30pm) and a dance performance by Maxine Brown (2:30pm and 4pm).

Savera UK and Merseyside Police will also join forces on Wednesday 17th July at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, where Merseyside Police will have a stand and will be engaging with passengers and handing out leaflets to raise awareness of the issue of ‘honour’-based abuse. There will also be an additional performance of ‘Break the Silence’.


Join us in speaking out. Find out more about our 2019 campaign here