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 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 –
Matt set up the Naz and Matt Foundation in memory of his soulmate and fiancé, Naz, who passed away two days after being confronted about his sexuality by his religious parents. It was the first time that they knew their son was gay, in a relationship with Matt for 13 years and that they were planning to get married.