Are you part of a Knit and natter group, an ethical company, school or just looking to help an amazing cause? Well look no further.
International FGM Day is on the 6th of February and Freedom charity is asking for you to get involved in our Red Triangle campaign to end FGM.
170,000 women and girls across the UK have suffered the consequences of FGM, which causes infection, horrific pain and even death. We are calling on you to get involved with some Charity knitting to help raise funds to end FGM in a generation. The idea is that you get together in your groups to knit a red triangle badge, which symbolises the female form and represents the anti-FGM movement internationally. You would then sell the red triangles to friends and family to raise funds and awareness.
The funds raised from your Charity Knitting will be used to work with schools, colleges and universities where we will deliver assemblies and workshops explaining the dangers of FGM. The money will also allow us to distribute our new book Cut Flowers and its PSHE Association accredited lesson plans which will facilitate schools knowledge and ability to deal with FGM. Moreover your Charity Knitting efforts and the subsequent raised funds will help our vital education programme and move us a step closer to ending FGM in a generation.
During our most recent campaign to end forced marriage Freedom worked with forty five thousand young people in one hundred and fifty schools. Our aim is to build on this success with the Red Triangle campaign to end FGM.
This pioneering project along with your Charity Knitting and wearing of the Red triangle will support our mission to end FGM. Furthermore please get involved and register your group with us, please email Vini and enjoy a good natter, for a great cause.
Every girl should have the right to be safe free from the risk of being mutilated by her family.