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Posted on 24 Mar 21 in Media Coverage

As you will have heard in the news the murder of Sarah Everard has triggered a global outpouring of grief and rage & opened a discussion across the country about women’s safety. Local women have been warned to be careful about venturing out alone.

Faira Butt joins a panel on ‘Let’s Talk’ radio show with presenter Saima Ashraf on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 on Pendle Community Radio – Awaz 103.1FM.

During the LIVE show Saima was joined by a panel of professional women from across Lancashire to discuss the disturbing murder of Sarah Everard, the lessons that can be learnt & the important discussions that need to take place within our communities around women’s safety.

Miriam Bhatti, who works as an Assistant Practitioner at a GP Practice in Preston and has formally worked as a Cardiac technician. She has previously volunteered for domestic abuse organisations.

Faira Butt is an Independent Sexual Violence Advocate (ISVA) at an organisation called Humraaz Support Services who work with & support victims of sexual violence & abuse from the BME community. They look to empower & develop BME female professionals. She is also the former Member of Youth Parliament for Burnley.

Aisha Hussain works as a consultant for TEN Legal Solicitors in Bury. She qualified in 2002 & has been working within the field of law for over 20 years. Some of the areas she specialises in include Family Law, Wills & Probate along with Shariah compliant Wills. As a mother of four, including two daughters, she will be sharing her views in relation to women’s safety & protection.

Take home message: All of us in the community have a responsibility to look after each other and make our streets safe. It is not only up to women to bear the brunt of taking that responsibility.