Date: Monday, 14th November
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Location: Liverpool John Moores University, JMSU Activity Room, UG.17, LJMU Student Life Building, Copperas Hill, L3 5GE
Entry: Free, registration essential
This UK Parliament Week (14th – 20th November) join Savera UK Youth as they take you on the Orange Brick Road to learn about ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices.
Their new film provides an overview of harmful practices for young people, and invites teachers and professionals to continue that discussion with the resources provided in our education pack, which you can register for by clicking here.
On Monday, 14th November the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) we will be joined virtually by Savera UK Patron and Former Chief Crown Prosecutor for the North West, Nazir Afzal OBE, Savera UK CEO Afrah Qassim and Liverpool John Moores University Lecturer in Law Dr Hannah Baumeister.
Together speakers will discuss the complexities surrounding ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices and the importance of education in tackling them.
We invite you to join us between 4pm and 6pm at this free event by registering here.
Meet the Speakers
Nazir Afzal OBE, Savera UK patron and former Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England
Nazir Afzal OBE is the Patron of Savera UK and the Former Chief Prosecutor for North West England. Nazir was also appointed the Chancellor of the University of Manchester in August 2022. He is an expert in de-radicalisation and a senior British lawyer who campaigns on issues around child sexual exploitation and violence against women.
Afrah Qassim, Founder and CEO of Savera UK
Afrah is the Founder and CEO of Savera UK, a leading national organisation tackling the causes and effects of harmful practices including ‘honour’-based abuse, female genital mutilation and forced/child marriage. Afrah is also the Chair of the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival.
Dr Hannah Baumeister
Hannah is a Lecturer in Law at Liverpool John Moores University and a Savera UK Advisory Board Member. Her research interest and expertise is in sexual and gender-based violence and Hannah’s doctoral research analysed the politics behind the international criminalisation of war rape and forced marriage in times of armed conflict. Her broader research interests also include the intersections between forced marriage and modern slavery.
Savera UK Youth Advisory Board
The Savera UK Youth Advisory Board (YAB) is a group of 16-25 year-olds dedicated to raising awareness of ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices. Presenting this event will be YAB members Ayomide Folarin, Malcolm Thwala, Adele Leung, Hannah Gloudon and Elias Folarin.
If you’re unable to attend our physical event, we invite you to join us online on Thursday, 18th November at 2pm for the online showing of the ‘Orange Brick Road’ video. Register here.
This project has kindly been funded by Merseyside PCC and supported by Liverpool John Moores University and Liverpool John Moores Student Union.