Savera UK Founder and CEO finalist for Merseyside Women of the Year Awards 2022

Savera UK Founder and CEO, Afrah Qassim
Savera UK Founder and CEO, Afrah Qassim

Savera UK Founder and CEO, Afrah Qassim, has been announced as a finalist for Merseyside Women of the Year Awards 2022.

Afrah was previously awarded ‘Humanitarian of the Year’ at the 2012 Merseyside Women of the Year Awards, when her work for establishing the Savera UK service in Merseyside was acknowledged. Thanks to her continued hard work alongside the dedicated Savera UK team, she has again received recognition, this time for extending the service to include a one-to-one support service in Merseyside and Cheshire and a national helpline.

Afrah is among eighteen courageous and inspirational women who have been acknowledged for making a difference in the region.

Afrah said: “I am so thankful to everyone who has supported us, past and present, in getting to this point, especially our committed team who are equally as driven and passionate to end ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices as I am.

“None of this work would be possible without them, and their continued support in tackling these issues.

“Thank you to the judges of Merseyside Women of the Year Awards for making me a finalist, and to my nominator. Having this work acknowledged helps remind me of the important reason I do it.”

The overall Merseyside Woman of the Year 2022 will be selected from all finalists, following a public vote (contributing 50% of the overall score) and being marked by the organisation’s judging panel against its criteria, contributing the remaining 50% of the final score.

You can vote for Afrah here until Friday, 10th June 2022: https://merseysidewomenoftheyear.co.uk/finalists-2022/