Speaker
Arifa Nasim (cropped)
Arifa Nasim

After reading Daughters of Shame, aged 14, Arifa joined the fight against FGM, Forced Marriage and Honour Based Violence. With a group of friends in year 11 she initiated a campaign at my school, raising funds and awareness.


She is currently balancing studying for my A Levels and giving talks to continue raising awareness for my campaign, and hopes to study Politics and International relations, following her gap year next year.

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