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 […]
Cut Flowers, FGM, Book Launch, Female gentile mutilation Pictures from the launch of Cut Flowers Cut Flowers, FGM, Book Launch, Female gentile mutilation
Aneeta visits special needs school to talk about forced marriage and her book But It’s Not Fair. Last week I was privileged to go to County Durham to talk about forced marriage at a special needs school. As we approached in the car the views were completely breath taking.
Launch of Cut Flowers My New Novel on FGM A year ago, sitting on the sofa eating chocolate we were chatting and thought-showering ideas around the book Cut Flowers. It’s about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) written for school children and comes with PHSE accredited lesson plans. It seems a life time ago. Finding the right […]