From a flat in Tower Hamlets, to the House of Lords; Aneeta Prem is KindaProud of her achievements to date, but plans to keep going until #FGM is eradicated

It feels significant to share Aneeta’s inspirational story today; the day that a woman who mutilated her three-year-old daughter has become the first person in the UK to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM). Aneeta knows only too well that this barbaric practice is more common than we wish to imagine. She needs our support to #EndFGM in our generation. Here’s her #EmergingProud story…

From a humble childhood in Bethnal Green, Aneeta was inspired to start her work due to hearing about the tragic death of one of her former students who disappeared due to having been forced into marriage.

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Aneeta was born and raised within the sound of the London’s Bow Bells. Aneeta’s family originates from Himachal Pradesh, ‘The Land of the Gods.’ She is an Author and the Founder  of Freedom Charity. She was the first qualified female Black Belt karate instructor in the UK. Aneeta is also a Magistrate, chairing adult, family and youth courts, and the youth panel chair for London.

Aneeta  is best known for her work fighting injustices such as Forced Marriage, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Slavery and other forms of torture and oppression worldwide.

6th Feb international day of zero tolerance for FGM

By buying a £2  #RedTriangle badge you can show your solidarity to rause awareness of this heinous crime and  #EndFGM within our generation.

Aneeta has been instrumental in changing government policy.  She has  given evidence as an expert to  Select Committees. She was  instrumental in ensuring on 16th June 2014 that Forced Marriage was made a criminal offence.

Aneeta’s passion is educating children to stop these cultural patterns of abuse that need to end. She has written two books for this purpose;

“But It’s Not Fair”, a novel authored by Aneeta, is aimed at tackling the issue of Forced Marriage. Through Freedom charity Aneeta has donated over 65,000 copies of her novel to school children throughout the UK. The book draws on her experience supporting many child victims of forced marriage and dishonour-based crimes.

Her second novel, “Cut Flowers”, addresses the little spoken about issues surrounding FGM (female genital mutilation).

By buying a £2  #RedTriangle badge you can show your solidarity to rause awareness of this heinous crime and  #EndFGM within our generation.

About Cut Flowers:

ANEETA SAYS, EDUCATION IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT. THROUGH EDUCATION, WE CAN CHANGE THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF POTENTIAL PERPETRATORS. THROUGH EDUCATION, WE CAN END DISHONOUR ABUSE, FORCE

Through education, Teachers, potential victims and best friends can learn how to spot the signs and prevent this happening. Aneeta encourages us to keep the most vulnerable safe, regardless of faith or tradition, she quite rightly says;

 “This is something we are all responsible for.”

 So what can I do to help?

6th Feb international day of zero tolerance for FGM

By buying a £2  #RedTriangle badge you can show your solidarity to rause awareness of this heinous crime and  #EndFGM within our generation.

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2 Responses to From a flat in Tower Hamlets, to the House of Lords; Aneeta Prem is KindaProud of her achievements to date, but plans to keep going until #FGM is eradicated

  1. J Zullla says:

    This story has made me cry wonderful women
    Brave Courageous I will be buying badges for everyone I know

    Liked by 1 person

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