In the media
As a nationally recognised organisation who supports women and girls to escape violence, we are dedicated to sharing our work as widely as possible.
A lot of our efforts are focused on the media, because we believe in the importance of raising awareness of violence against women who are from black and ethnic minority communities.
Our Chief Executive, directors and Apna Haq service users have been involved in several radio stations and shows, TV interviews and news stories, discussing issues around child sexual exploitation, domestic violence, forced marriage, and shame and honour.
Below are some examples of Apna Haq on the radio, TV or in the news.
- Zlakha Ahmed is interviewed after the release of BBC drama, Three Girls, alongside Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor for NW England. BBC Radio 4. 21 May 2017
- Promoting Apna Haq on the Sheffield Radio LinkFM Community Show. 6 March 2017
- ‘A Force for the Future?’ – what do you want from South Yorkshire Police and how can they restore public confidence? Hosted by BBC Radio Sheffield and the Star newspaper. 19 October 2016
- Local People Recognised in New Year Honours List. Rother FM. 31 December 2015
- ‘Domestic violence victim “beaten for not having a son”’. BBC Radio 5 live. 26 November 2015
- Rotherham Abuse Charity Faces Closure. BBC Look North. 25 August 2015
- Rotherham split over Sarah Champion’s Sun article about sex abuse. The Guardian. 19 August 2017
- Cash boost allows ‘crucial’ Rotherham service to continue. The Star. 17 January 2017
- Child sexual exploitation and abuse in BME communities. NE Women’s Network. 15 September 2016
- New Year Honours list: Apna Haq founder appointed MBE. BBC News. 31 December 2015
- 16 Days: cutting Black and minority ethnic women's organisations. Open Democracy. 1 December 2015
- One Of The UK's Few Domestic Violence Centres For Ethnic Minority Women Could Close. Buzzfeed News. 22 September 2015
- Forced marriage: Asian victims being put at risk by closures of services set up to protect them. The Independent. 21 July 2015
If you are a journalist looking for media enquiries with Apna Haq, please see our Contact us page for details for how to get in touch. We can be available to provide comment on issues surrounding violence against women and girls from black and minority ethnic (BME) communities.