×


Home About Contribute Media Kit Contact Sign In
×







.


Charity Industry News

Maya Jama Joins Forces with Savera UK Youth for Awareness Event


TV presenter Maya Jama joined Savera UK Youth on Friday 31 July to host a youth-led quiz speaking out against honour-based abuse (HBA).

Maya Jama Joins Forces with Savera UK Youth for Awareness Event


"Listening to Payzee and Kiaras survivor stories really brought home how important it is that young people use their voices to speak out against harmful practices."
Maya Jama



TV presenter Maya Jama joined Savera UK Youth on Friday 31 July to host a youth-led quiz speaking out against ‘honour’-based abuse (HBA).

The online quiz was the part of Savera UK Youth’s activity throughout July to mark the National Day of Memory, established in 2015 on the birthday of Shafilea Ahmed, an A-Level student from Warrington who was murdered by her parents in 2003 for refusing a marriage.

The event included a quiz with true or false questions to test the knowledge of the audience and raise awareness about harmful and hidden traditional practices, as well as poetry written and performed by Savera UK Youth and inspiring survivor stories from Payzee Mahmod, IKWRO ambassador and Kiara Mohamed, Savera UK Survivor Ambassador.

The Savera UK Youth Advisory Board developed the event to empower young people by providing information about the risks of HBA and encouraging them speak out and seek help for themselves and others.

Speaking after the event, Maya Jama said: “The event was so inspirational and informative. Hearing about the work Savera UK Youth do and listening to Payzee and Kiara’s survivor stories really brought home how important it is that young people use their voices to speak out against harmful practices. I am so proud to be an ambassador for Savera UK and would like to thank them for their continued work to raise awareness.”

Vice Chair, Isabelle Rooke-Ley said: “For Savera UK Youth, every day is an opportunity to #speakout against practices such as FGM, “honour”-based abuse and forced marriage - in the hope of eradicating these practices. We would like to thank Maya Jama for hosting the quiz and for Kiara and Payzee for sharing their stories and encouraging others to seek help.”

Savera UK CEO & Founder, Afrah Qassim, added: “Savera UK Youth has delivered another successful and inspiring event. It is so important that other young people know their rights and also where to go for help and support if they are at risk of HBA or any other harmful traditional practices. The youth are the future and empowering them through peer-to-peer events like this will bring us closer to eradicating these practices. I am proud of all that they have achieved and look forward to their next project.”

.


Charity Business News - Theatre and music-based organisation Made by Mortals has been awarded 60,000 funding from two national funding pots to help carry on its important health and well-being work during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Made by Mortals awarded £60,000 to support people during COVID-19

Charity Business News - There are lots of articles out there to help companies drive a successful marketing campaign but what if you re a charity with limited funds Often overlooked, non-profit organisations face the same issues when it comes to creating and executing a successful campaign, yet, they typically have less capital to support them along the way.


How to market your charity on a budget

Charity Business News - That was the warning today from a leading UK charity which welcomes 150,000 students each year to its residential centres as Scotland announced 2m in support for the outdoor education sector. The Field Studies Council FSC welcomed Scotland s intervention and is urging governments in England and Wales to follow suit.


UK facing a 'lost generation of learners'

Charity Business News - Successful Corporate Lawyer, Sandra Ten Hoope is using her experience of surviving not one, but three abusive relationships, to help other professional women re-write their stories.


 Corporate Lawyer Describes Near Death Experience in New Book

Charity Business News - In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the Beth Johnson Foundation BJF has developed a new initiative called Bereavement Help Points. The project has been developed with support from St Giles Hospice in Lichfield who developed the Bereavement Help Point model and is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.


Bereavement support initiative launches across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffs

Charity Business News - A Cheshire-based disability charity has launched an exciting new brand to reflect the growth of the charity across the North West, to reconnect it with its values and to shine a positive light on disability. The charity, formerly known as Cheshire Centre for Independent Living, will now be known as Disability Positive.


North West charity unveils new brand