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On Thursday 14th July, Educate2Eradicate held their launch dinner, to signify National Day of Memory for Victims of Honour Killings. Educate2Eradicate is a non-profit organisation committed to raising awareness about Child & Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation, and Honour Based Abuse.

This event raised over £6,700 towards this programme, and we were one of many sponsors on the night who believe in the importance of education in tackling hard hitting social issues.

Arifa Nasim is the Founder and Executive Director of Educate2Eradicate. At 14 she initiated her own campaign against forced marriage at Walthamstow School for Girls after reading Daughters of shame by Jasvinder Sanghera. Her vast youth leadership experience includes internal governance, advising and representing Plan UK an INGO focused on children’s development, and advocating on the importance of community schools as a guest speaker at national education conferences such as The Sunday Times Festival of Education.

She is also part of the Youth For Change UK secretariat, a global movement working to connect young people with decision makers and promote effective and meaningful youth participation. And if that isn’t enough she has been front of house at Mini Hiba during her gap year and the Hiba Team are strong supporters of the work she and her team members are doing right now to save young people.

You can read more about Educate2Eradicate on their website.