On this episode of the en(gender)ed podcast, our guest is Nazir Afzal, former Chief Crown Prosecutor for NW England, former Director in London, and former Chief Executive of the country’s Police & Crime Commissioners. Nazir has prosecuted some of the most high profile cases in the country and advised on many other and led nationally on several legal topics including Violence against Women & Girls, child sexual abuse, and honour based violence. He is also National Adviser on Gender Based Violence to the Welsh Government. Nazir shares some poignant and compelling stories of his work in his recent book, The Prosecutor, which chronicles his 24 year career. We also speak with Nazir today about the impact of COVID-19 or the coronavirus on increasing instances of gender-based violence and policy, procedural, or other reforms that he offers for abuser accountability and increasing victim safety and security.
During our conversation, Nazir and I referenced the following resources and topics:
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