Nazir Afzal Essay Competition
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: