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Savera UK Film Launch - 'My Savera'

By Shauna from Savera UK

Savera UK worked with Video Journalist Jessica Shaughnessy to create a film that demonstrates the successful work the organisation accomplishes with the clients they support. It tells the story of three Savera UK survivors who have escaped domestic abuse and forced marriage to establish their ‘new beginning’. The film also includes interviews with Savera UK’s founder Afrah Qassim, Savera UK’s patron Nazir Afzal as well as Savera UK board members, staff and partners. This profoundly emotional short film shows the transformation of Savera UK’s clients after the organisation’s incredible support.


Savera UK officially launched ‘My Savera’ on 11th October 2017 and received extremely positive feedback. The launch included a question and answer session, as well as a performance from poet and spoken word performer Dorcas Sebuyange.

Further clips of the Savera UK film will be launched at another time but please appreciate the short clip below.

Special thanks to:

  • Our Savera UK survivors
  • Jessica Shaughnessy – Video Journalist
  • Afrah Qassim – Savera UK Founder
  • Nazir Afzal OBE – Savera UK’s Patron, Former Chief Crown Prosecutor of the Crown Prosecution Service for North West
  • Tania Vera-Rigby – Savera UK Service Development Manager
  • Aislinn O’Dwyer – Savera UK Board of Directors
  • Marie Wheldon – Savera UK Board of Directors
  • Wendy Eves – MSB Solicitors
  • Denise Malcolm – Merseyside Police



Savera UK - 'My Savera' A Survivor's Story from Savera UK on Vimeo.