The Red Triangle Campaign aims to help eradicate Female Genital Mutilation FGM/C in a generation. 200 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation. Not only as a nation but as human beings we must be serious about combating this globally.
The campaign involves wearing a small downward facing red triangle to symbolise solidarity against Female Genital Mutilation. Carrying out Female Genital Mutilation for no medical reason is a deplorable crime which violates girls and women’s human rights. It deprives rights to basic health, freedom and their human rights to be women. It must be stopped.
This degrading practice violates womens rights to control their own body and sexuality. When carried out on children it is child abuse. In all cases it is cruel.
Money raised from buying the Red Triangle pin will facilitate the distribution of Cut Flowers, an educational novel written by Freedom charity to inform students and teachers about FGM. Funds from The Red Triangle campaign will provide schools throughout the UK with copies of the book along with the PSHE Association accredited lesson plans that accompany the book. Education and awareness is vital for fighting FGM so please help the Red Triangle Campaign continue to gain momentum by getting involved.
Community groups play a vital part in the plan to end Female Genital Mutilation.
Freedom has worked with the Women’s Institute where many talented women have knitted amazing red triangles. Some of the women have started to crochet red triangles too, to be worn on the lapel.
Freedom Charity are working with Knit and natter groups and this has proved to be a great opportunity to raise awareness and way to prevent Female Genital Mutilation.
Female Genital Mutilation is a criminal offence and we must do all that we can to encourage reporting.
Reporting Female Genital Mutilation is never easy, but we need to successfully prosecute the perpetrators and get a criminal conviction.
A month before International Women’s Day is a stark reminder of how important it is not to rob women and girls of their basic rights.
If you feel passionate about ending FGM and to take part in the red triangle campaign, please contact Freedom Charity today.
This will act as a deterrent.
Newborn baby girls – to girls in their teens are mutilated
Female Genital Mutilation is life changing.
The red triangle campaign is symbolic.