Lord Toby Harris was appointed to the House of Lords in 1998 and is now Vice-Chair of the Labour Peers' Group.
He was made a Life Peer in 1998 as Baron Harris of Haringey, of Hornsey in the London Borough of Haringey.
He chairs the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Policing and is Treasurer of the Parliamentary Information Technology Committee. He is a member of the House of Lords Select Committee looking into "Personal Internet Security".
In the House of Lords, he specialises in policing matters, local government, technology and health issues.Read Less
Aneeta is the founder of Freedom Charity and author of "But It's Not Fair"
Aneeta originates from "Himachal Pradesh" (Land of the Gods) in Northern India.
She is a London magistrate, specialising in family and youth law as well as the recruitment, training and mentoring of new magistrates. Aneeta is an active member within her local community and has gained trust and respect for the voluntary work she has done in London, acting as a mentor and a public voice, for which she has received public recognition.
She received the Commissioner's Commendation for the work she did in an oversight capacity leading the Tsunami Police Rescue effort for the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA). Aneeta was the MPA lead member for forced marriages and dishonour based violence, working closely with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and survivors.
Aneeta was the youngest female black belt karate instructor, establishing and running several karate clubs in London which is where she first became aware of the issue of forced marriage when she started teaching children karate in London and the pressures facing some of her young female students.
Aneeta has written "But It's Not Fair", a work of fiction which draws on her extensive experience supporting child victims of forced marriage and dishonour based crimes through her work with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Government Ministers, the police, survivors and her experiences as a magistrate.Read Less
Vineeta qualified with an MBA at Lancaster University Business School
Vineeta worked for many years as an Investment Banker in the City of London. She then trained as a yoga teacher and runs successful stress management courses and retreats.
Vineeta liaises with schools and coordinates the "But It's Not Fair" book program, working with other charities and organisations to find synergy in our work. She has helped design the concept of our app.
She manages the social media pages, drives the Freedom team to all the schools we visit, makes tea and motivates the team.Read Less
Lynne is a chartered accountant with many years experience as a project manager and business analyst in IT.
She has worked for small and large companies and brings her financial background and experience in administration to the charity. A chance meeting with Aneeta Prem led to Lynne's involvement with Freedom, and she thoroughly enjoyed her input into proofreading "But It's Not Fair."
Lynne has now retired from full time employment and, apart from her work with Freedom, is a hospital volunteer and has high hopes of using her newly acquired free time to improve her golf.Read Less
Sue is a chartered loss adjuster and chartered management accountant and is Treasurer for Freedom.
Having been introduced to the charity by Lynne, she is also able to draw on varied commercial experience to support the development of Freedom.
Lucy is a PR professional working in London, and started supporting Freedom in 2010
Lucy heard about our charity work through a colleague.
"The second I met Aneeta and heard her speak so passionately about raising awareness of forced marriage, I knew I wanted to help."
Since then, Lucy has used her communications expertise to advise and support Freedom on many projects.
These have included launching the new text line service at Haverstock School, visiting the European Union of Women, placing Aneeta's fantastic book, "But it's not Fair", into the hands of local community book schemes.
"I am extremely proud to have been chosen as an ambassador to a charity that challenges stereotypes and speaks out against forced marriage and related dishonour violence. Freedom really does make a difference and helps to save lives, and I will help it every step of the way!"
In her spare time Lucy is a keen long distance runner, and this year intends to run her first marathon and will be fundraising for Freedom "though I'm not planning to dress up as Fremont quite yet! Running a marathon is hard enough! Perhaps I could be persuaded to next year."Read Less