The Nazir Afzal Essay Competition 2020

Foundation Proudly Sponsors Nazir Afzal Essay Competition 2020

Calling individuals who have a passion for writing and a story to share! £500 prize available. Are you an activist, survivor, student, academic, health and social worker, member of the police, front-line professional, legal or NGO?

Naz and Matt Foundation are proudly supporting the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)🏆 Nazir Afzal Essay Competition 2020 🏆

The competition is named after British solicitor and former Chief Crown Prosecutor Nazir Afzal OBE who, during a 24 year career, has prosecuted some of the most high profile cases in England, and led nationally on numerous legal topics including Violence against Women & Girls, child sexual abuse, and honour based violence.

The essay writing competition is open to all persons over the age of 18 with an interest in, or experience of, harmful traditional practices, including honour based abuse, coercive control and ‘religious or cultural homophobia’.

Enter now for your chance to win £500.

Details of how to enter…

The competition is graciously being organised by the Honour Abuse Research Matrix (HARM), an awarding initiative from the University of Central Lancashire.

Winner announced!

The competition was a huge success with entries received from around the world including Nigeria, Australia, Germany, Estonia, Mauritius, and the UK.

We’re delighted to announce the winner of the competition – Mariel McKone Leonard, well done!

Here’s the announcement from the inspirational Nazir Afzal OBE –