Roshni West Midlands Forced Marriage & Honour Based Violence Conference

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Millennium Point

Curzon Street

Birmingham

B4 7XG

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“I Have The Right to Choose”

Roshni West Midlands Forced Marriage & Honour Based Violence Conference

11th June 2019

9am to 5pm

(registration will begin at 9am with prompt start at 9.30am)

Millennium Point, Curzon Street, Birmingham, B4 7XG

Dear All,

You are invited to attend Roshni’s Forced Marriage & Honour Based Violence conference to be held at Millennium Point, Birmingham on Tuesday 11th June 2019. The aim of the event is to work in collaboration with strategic partners and front line service providers to develop an overall West Midlands strategy which provides a co-ordinated response in supporting victims experiencing Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence. We will also be launching a range of new and exciting projects supporting victims of Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence and we will be finishing the event with a big celebration to mark our 40th anniversary

Please register via the information below. Due to the scale of the event and places available, please note that if you have not registered, we will not be in a position to accommodate you. Spaces are limited to 2 per organisation. If you require further spaces, please email us and we will endeavour to review your request.


Key Speakers:

Roshni’s Patron Rakhee Takhrar (known as Shabnum Masood in Eastenders)

Parveen Akhatar – Chair of Roshni

Surwat Sohail – Chief Executive of Roshni

Cath Hannon – West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

Jaswant Kaur Narval – Chief Crown Prosecutor

David Myers - Joint Head of the Forced Marriage Unit

Detective Inspector Wendy Bird - Strategic lead on Forced Marriages, Honour Based Violence and Female Genital Mutilation at West Midlands Police

Dance performance by Award Winning Haripa Dance Group depicting the struggles of a FM & HBV victim

Caroline Goode QPM – Retired Detective Superintendent who led investigation in Benaz Mahmod’s case and won a Queen's Award for her efforts

Khalid Mehmood – Member of Parliament for Perry Barr

Abda Khan Lawyer turned writer and a Trustee with Birmingham & Solihull Women’s Aid. She is also a Mentor and a Lloyds Bank Women of the Future Ambassador.

Professor Aisha K. Gill, Ph.D. CBE, Professor of Criminology, University of Roehampton Centring the experiences of victim/survivors of honour based violence and abuse.

Survivor’s Perspective

Event Suppported by:

West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

Crown Prosecution Service


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