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MV member interviewed ahead of Domestic Violence Awareness event

MV member interviewed ahead of Domestic Violence Awareness event

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At the end of October, two news platforms published interviews with Farisai Dzemwa, Migrant Voice member and Migrant Ambassador. She spoke about an event she had planned for Domestic Violence Awareness month, about her own experience of domestic violence, and about the importance of survivors speaking out and finding solutions together.

"It toook Dzemwa, now 48, three quarters of her adult life to open up about her abuse - but she doesn't want others to wait that long," wrote journalist Jessie Williams in Shado Magazine. She also spoke to two other survivors and speakers at the event, Mamoyo Mavis and JD.

Another Migrant Voice member and Migrant Ambassador Morshed Akhtar interviewed Farisai about the event for I Am Birmingham. Farisai said: 

"I am inviting people to come with an open mind, prepared to consider aspects that are rarely talked about or considered when plans, policies, and services are being created. Self-help is the initial step to recovery, and by that I mean it starts with an individual loving themselves enough to know they deserve more out of life and take that first step by seeking the help they need."

 

These articles were pitched and published as part of the Meet a Migrant project.