I have a confession to make , I can’t knit or crochet. So launching a charity knitting campaign to raise awareness on FGM may seem a bit odd. Freedom Charity is asking all communities to knit (or crochet) red triangles in it’s awareness campaign to eradicate FGM. The groups will make their triangles to be […]
Men knit to Stop FGM Men are using knitting to highlight that they are part of the solution when it comes to FGM, men knit is said to be the new yoga. Moreover my house saw witness to the fact that men knit too too on Saturday afternoon. This was part of The Red triangle campaign, Freedom […]
fgm school resources Education establishments including Schools colleges and universities are desperate for excellent fgm school resources. Freedom charity has worked really hard with the PSHE association to bring a series of outstanding lesson plans on FGM. The lesson plans are based on my book Cut Flowers. I am very proud to preview the new advert […]
Progress 1000 Evening Standard a list of London’s most influential people. The 2016 Evening Standard progress 1000 awards party. A Red carpet event that honoured 1000 of the most influential in London. Sarah Sands was the perfect host and greeted us warmly as we entered the Science Museum in London. It had been several years […]
Our garden has the most wonderful array of hydrangeas I have ever seen. I am not going to pretend to be a gardener but having a house with a distinguished garden leads one to want to learn. Our garden has many different type beautiful plants including hydrangeas and amazing roses of every colour.
At 17 Amina Al-Jeffery was taken by her father to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia in 2012, he claimed to ‘save her life’. She had allegedly kissed a boy. Amina has dual nationality. Today the judge Mr Justice Holman ruled she must be allowed back to the UK as she had been ‘deprived of her liberty.’ Amina […]
FGM, forced marriage Summer Holidays FGM, forced marriage, is more likely during the summer holiday. The long summer holiday can mark a dangerous time for many children, as their families may go abroad and subject their daughters to FGM, forced marriage. Others will conduct a forced marriage.
‘Let Girls Learn’ will help us fight FGM and forced marriage with education. The campaign ‘Let Girls Learn’ is a truly inspirational and incredible programme. Having an education is something we all take for granted, but according to UNESCO 63 million girls are denied that basic right. Having an education not only means we must […]
Hate crime – can we change it through education? It is a sad reality that hate crime is on the increase in the UK and around the world. What is a hate crime? There is a clear definition: ‘a crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence’.
There is no honour in forced marriage and female genital mutilation — its dishonour There is no honour in these crimes. Why are we using the term Honour Based Violence? Because it’s convenient, because everyone else does or because we just can’t think of another way of describing these horrendous human rights abuses that affect […]