Shafilea Ahmed

11th July 2018

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The 14th July is the birthday of Shafilea Ahmed, the 17 year old grade ‘A’ student who was killed by her parents for being too westernised and who rejected a forced marriage. Shafilea is a very typical case/profile for police and other agencies as she was a young person who ran away from home and went to many different agencies for help including police, health, education and children’s services. Shafilea’s birthday, is now a national day of remembrance to honour victims of honour killings.

 

Published: 11th July 2018