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Nazir Afzal Essay Competition

Nazir Afzal essay competition

Win £500

The annual Nazir Afzal Essay Competition, organised by HARM network, is named after British solicitor and former Chief Crown Prosecutor Nazir Afzal OBE who, during a 25 year career, has prosecuted some of the most high profile cases in the country, and led nationally on numerous legal topics including violence against women and girls, child sexual abuse, and honour based violence.

The aim of the competition is to encourage quality research and writing on marginalized victimology themes, engage students and key stakeholders internationally in a creative way, and to drive positive societal change.

  • Win a first prize of £500
  • Prize winner’s presentation by Nazir Afzal OBE
  • Essay published by HARM, University of Central Lancashire

We encourage entries from students and academics, teachers, practitioners, survivors and activists.


Nafir Afzal Essay Competition 2021

There was one winner that stood out, who made me understand in ways that previously I hadn’t, the barriers that women face” Nazir Afzal OBE.

Winner: Dr Hannah Begum

Shortlisted: Safia Sangster and Rosie Richardson

Please read the full essays below:

Dr Hannah Begum | Winner | Nazir Afzal Essay Competition

1 in 3 women worldwide have been subjected to either physical and/or sexual intimate partner violence or non-partner sexual violence in their lifetime, this essay suggests what can be done to help prevent this.

Thursday 30 September 2021

Safia Sangster | Shortlisted | Nazir Afzal Essay Competition

Black and Asian heritage victims are at greater risk of experiencing issues categorised as Violence Against Women and Girls, such as domestic abuse, this essay suggests ways in which the victims can be better supported.

Thursday 30 September 2021

Rosie Richardson | Shortlisted | Nazir Afzal Essay Competition

Whilst domestic abuse affects women of all races and religions, Black and Asian (BAME) heritage victims are disproportionately affected, this essay suggests measures that could help prevent this.

Thursday 30 September 2021
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