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


To mark the beginning of UK Parliament Week, Savera UK Youth will be launching their video 'Orange Brick Road', which aims to educate young people on 'honour'-based abuse and harmful practices. 

Harmful practices such as female genital mutilation and forced marriage are violations of human rights, and we're determined to be the generation that ends them. 

Education is a key part of raising awareness of these practices and we believe the more young people aware of their rights, the more likely they are to speak out if these are violated. We're inviting students and professionals to join us in taking a trip down the 'Orange Brick Road' to learn more about harmful practices and how to get support. 

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, who will discuss the importance of education in  tackling harmful practices.


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 would like to ask a question to one of our speakers, you can complete this form: 


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About Savera UK and Savera UK Youth

Savera UK is one of the leading charities tackling culturally-specific abuse in the UK, including forced marriage and female genital mutilation. It campaigns to eliminate ‘honour’-based abuse (HBA) and harmful practices and provide life-saving services to those at risk, regardless of age, culture, sexuality or gender.

Savera UK Youth is a group of young individuals aged between 11 and 25 raising awareness about harmful practices among their peers by advocating for the work that Savera UK does.