Supporting a student who may be being forced to marry – Equality Service event, 16 April 2009

  • Date: Thursday 16 April 2009
  • Time: 12:45 - 14:00
  • Location: Edward Boyle Library Conference Room

The Equality Service has organised an event about forced marriage as part of the Student Support Network’s development programme.

Title: Forced Marriage – what to do to support a student who may be being forced to marry

The event will be introduced by Maria Pervaiz, Equality and Diversity Manager in the University’s Equality Service. Our two speakers are:

  • Ferzanna Riley, writer and broadcaster and author of “Unbroken Spirit”
  • Suzelle Dickson, joint Head of the government’s Forced Marriage Unit

At this session, there will be two external speakers whose presentations will provide an overview of forced marriage. You will learn about the role of the Forced Marriage Unit (part of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and hear about the first hand experience of Ferzanna Riley (author of “Unbroken Spirit”).

The session will also provide practical advice about creating an open and supportive environment for students and also being alert to the signs that an individual student is potentially being forced to marry.

For booking information, please visit the Student Support Network website.