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26th February 2024

Karma Nirvana Presents: “The Push” – A Documentary Commemorating Fawziyah Javed 

We’re proud to announce the release of “The Push,” a documentary that sheds light on the tragic case of Fawziyah Javed

We’re proud to announce the release of “The Push,” a documentary that sheds light on the tragic case of Fawziyah Javed, produced by Candour Productions. Fawziyah, a victim of Honour-Based Abuse, lost her life after being pushed from Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh by her husband, Kashif Anwar, on 2nd September 2021. Karma Nirvana is deeply involved in this project, aiming to honour Fawziyah’s memory and raise awareness about the devastating impact of honour-based abuse. 

The documentary covers the murder trial, and delves into the complexities of Fawziyah’s experiences, highlighting the dynamics of domestic and Honour Based Abuse. It’s a heartfelt tribute to Fawziyah and her life, aiming to spread awareness and respect for her story. This is a 2-part series which will air on Channel 4 at 9pm on the 3rd March and 9pm on 4th March. 

Honour Based Abuse is a deeply entrenched issue affecting individuals across communities and cultures. It’s about maintaining ‘honour’ at the expense of individuals’ safety and well-being. Fawziyah’s case emphasises the need for a clear understanding and definition of Honour Based Abuse to effectively protect victims. Fawziyah’s story challenges stereotypes, showing that Honour Based Abuse can happen to anyone, regardless of background or independence. It underscores the importance of recognising and addressing familial complicity in such cases. 

Despite her murderer’s conviction, Fawziyah’s mother, Yasmin, continues to grapple with the trauma of losing her daughter. The documentary illustrates the daily struggles faced by families of victims and highlights the need for continued support and awareness. 

Karma Nirvana emphasises the importance of recognising the signs of Domestic Abuse and Honour Based Abuse, offering support and resources to those in need. The documentary underscores the urgent need to act against violence towards women and girls. 

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