4WardEver UK celebrates a decade of campaigning

4WardEver UK @ UFFC Rally 2011source: 4WardEver UK
published: 9 June 2016

June 2016 marks 10 years since the launch of 4WardEver UK on 1st June 2006 by Tippa Naphtali the cousin of Mikey Powell, who died in the custody of West Midlands police, Birmingham, UK in September 2003.

“Our purpose is to provide a one-stop-resource for profiles, news, event details, useful information, appeals, and more in relation to deaths in custody and other injustices in the UK and internationally.”

Over the last 10 years we have established links with and supported campaigns both in the United Kingdom and abroad, held or co-produced many events, influenced local regional and national reforms; and been actively engaged in developing and overseeing custody initiatives on the ground working across statutory and community organisations. See our factsheet here >

To mark its 10th anniversary 4WardEver UK will be seeing some major changes to its UK outward work and involvement in 2016 and beyond.

We are moving into the co-production of a range of semi-commercial events and activities in collaboration with Migrant Media, United Families & Friends Campaign, Red Earth, Kollaborate and others, designed to provide edutainment through arts, drama, music, film and spoken word to communities across the United Kingdom.

We’ll also be focussing our energies on practical programmes that 1) Expose the public to issues via semi-commercial arts & music / events, 2) Initiatives that make a real and practical difference to affected families, children and young people, and 3) Direct lobbying / consultation with statutory and community services.
Read more about our plans here >

Find out out our current partnership ‘Youth Voices 4 Justice’ here >

Onward in 2016 and beyond…

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