Event: #ImSpeakingOut with Maya Jama
Location: Online event
Date: Friday 31st July, 2020
Time: 2pm – 3:30pm
Tickets: Free, registration essential
Savera UK Youth are raising awareness about ‘honour’-based abuse and harmful practices by hosting a quiz with Celebrity Ambassador, Maya Jama as well as shining a spotlight on survivors’ stories with speakers Payzee Mahmod and Kiara Mohamed.
Speakers will include:
- Maya Jama – Savera UK Celebrity Ambassador and TV Presenter
- Payzee Mahmod – Survivor, Child Marriage & Honour Abuse Campaigner, IKWRO
- Kiara Mohamed – Queer multidisciplinary artist and Savera UK Survivor Ambassador
- Savera UK Youth representatives
Each year the National Day of Memory takes place on the birthday of Shafilea Ahmed, the A-Level student from Warrington who dreamed of being a solicitor, but was murdered by her parents in 2003 for bringing ‘dishonour’ to her family, after she refused an arranged marriage.
The remembrance day was established in 2015 to shine a light on HBA and other harmful practices, as well as to provide a platform for the brave and inspiring survivors to share their stories and give others the courage to seek help.
Savera UK Youth’s quiz will test the knowledge of the public so that we can all be encouraged to break the silence on HBA and speak out. At the end of the presentations, attendees will be invited to ask questions to the panel.
Registration for this event is free but any donations are gratefully received. Registration is essential. A full itinerary and password protected link to the webinar will be provided ahead of the event.