Second Day of Memory

Community Event

14th July 2016 00:01 - 23:59

Today is the second Annual Day of Memory to honour victims of honour-based violence.

The commemoration day is organised by charity Karma Nirvana with the aim of encouraging people across the country to play their part in raising awareness of honour-based violence and forced marriage.

This year the event marks the day Shafilea Ahmed would have celebrated her 30th birthday. Shafilea was 17 when she was suffocated with a plastic bag at the family home in Warrington in 2003.

Shafilea’s parents  Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed were jailed in August 2012 for 25 years after being found guilty of her murder.

The judge at the time of sentencing told the couple that their concern at being shamed in their community was greater than the love of their child.

Find out more about Karma Nirvana. You can also call charity Karma Nirvana’s helpline on 0800 5999 247, which is a confidential service.

Find out more about the law and honour-based violence and where you can find help on Merseyside here.