Celebrate International Women’s Day with Solace!
Young women and girls are at risk of domestic abuse, sexual violence and harassment on the streets and in their homes. We’re on a mission to make London a safe place for everyone.
In London, the threat of violence against women and girls has been magnified. As we remember Sarah Everard, Sabina Nessa, Bibaa Henry and Nicole Smallman, and the countless other women who have lost their lives to male violence, it is vital that we come together to end violence and make sure every woman and girl is safe in our city.
Our International Women’s Day event will put young women’s safety firmly back on the agenda, coming together with other vital organisations and changemakers to discuss how we can make London a safer city for every women and girl.
Wednesday 9th March 2022 | Rich Mix, 35-37 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA
Exhibition featuring artwork from survivors supported by Solace.
Panel discussion with inspiring changemakers on the theme of young women’s safety.
Zara Janjua (Host): Zara Janjua is a multi award-winning broadcaster; a familiar face on TV, and voice on radio and podcasts. Her extensive career spans journalism, comedy writing, acting, directing and business – she was appointed to the Equality Advisory Council at NatWest in 2021. She writes a weekly column for The Sun and regularly writes for national publications including The Guardian. Recently she was named one of the most talented up and coming women in the UK at the Women of The Future Awards and has been recognised for her work as a philanthropic filmmaker.
“It’s such an honour to join Solace for International Women’s Day 2022, I am thrilled to be hosting an event with so many brave and inspiring women. Every year we mark the day by sharing stories and challenging the inequalities we face – this year we have been forced to address the growing threat of violence against women and girls in London. We are haunted by the rise in cases, some have made headlines but too many women still suffer in silence. It’s time to magnify their voices and put women’s safety back on the agenda. ” – Zara Janjua
Maya Tutton, Our Streets Now (Panellist): Maya Tutton is a leading campaigner, speaker and writer on the issue of sexual harassment in public spaces. As co-founder of Our Streets Now, the nationwide campaign tackling public sexual harassment, Maya has spent years working across policy, education and media to make public spaces safer for women, girls and marginalised groups. Alongside this campaigning, Maya has carried out research and published writing on the pervasive issue of sexual harassment and how we might tackle it.
Aliyah Ali, Daddyless Daughters (Panellist): Aliyah Ali is a trauma informed trainer, consultant, speaker and the founder of The Daddyless Daughters Project CIC. Aliyah’s turbulent childhood and traumatic experiences led her to dedicating her career to vulnerable girls and young women. Using over a decade worth of lived and professional experience, Aliyah specialises in working with girls and young women with complex needs who may have been affected by family breakdown and are at high risk of being groomed and exploited both criminally and sexually. Aliyah is passionate about providing brave spaces for professionals and practitioners to break any barriers they are facing with their service delivery and maximise the impact we can all have in preventing grooming and exploitation.
Rehema Muthamia, Miss England (Panellist): Rehema is a London native and the current Miss England 2021, having recently represented England at the notable 70th Miss World contest. Rehema is passionate about numerous social causes and focuses on using her platform to stand up and speak out for the voiceless and make a difference in her community.
Following completing an Integrated Master’s Degree in Genetics, Rehema currently works as a Health Technology Consultant, advising and assisting medical institutions on the digitisation of their patient medical health records. Passionate about the STEM field, Rehema has ambitions to complete a PHD in Medical Genetics and utilise her platform as Miss England to encourage women and minority ethnic groups to enter the field.
Rehema is herself a domestic abuse survivor, and in 2021 became a survivor ambassador for Women’s Aid. Through her Miss World charity ‘Beauty with a Purpose’ project “Phoenix Rising”, Rehema focuses in educating youth, raising awareness and eradicating the shame surrounding domestic abuse. Using her own experiences, Rehema aims to use education to help the youth to recognise abusive behaviours and understand healthy relationships, to save lives of the next generation. Rehema is the first ever England representative to be one of 6 Miss World contestants to win the coveted Beauty with a Purpose round. As a result, Rehema will be supported by the Miss World organisation to support charities involved in her project, as well as travel to numerous countries with the organisation to continue her philanthropic efforts.
General entry =£15
Super Supporter ticket = £30
Livestream access = £5
Doors open at 7pm.
Any questions please contact Beth Rollings at firstname.lastname@example.org