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Saba

Saba

Name: Saba
Age: 18
Year of the Fix: 2018
Location: Calderdale, West Yorkshire
Campaign: To highlight the illegal practice of forced marriage

We want to get young people talking about forced marriage.  It’s an extremely taboo subject that often goes under the radar.

 

I believe that both women and men have a choice as to who they want to get married to, and it is not the right of others to control their future.

 

With Fixers, we have made a film about the illegal practice.  We hope it will be shown to pupils in school assemblies and PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) lessons.  We would also like it to be used to remind teachers to be on the lookout for youngsters who could be at risk.

 

By highlighting the issue, we want to show that help is available, and that young people have the right to say no if they are being pressured into marrying someone against their will.

 

Saba wants to be referred to by her first name only.

The following Fixers were all part of the team that helped me create this project*:

 

Toyaba

Morgan

Sasha

Sadia

Madihah

Dylan

Moazzin

Millie

Hamza

Chantelle

 

*They all wanted to be referred to by their first names only.

I would like to thank Comic Relief for supporting me with this fix.

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