Cut Flowers a book to save girls from FGM

The summer marks the start of the Cutting season many young girls will suffer Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Cut Flowers a book to save girls from FGM

Cut Flowers, a novel on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by Aneeta Prem will help educate on the dangers of the cutting season. Over 200 million women and girls have been subject to Female Genital Mutilation FGM/C in over 30 countries. Cut Flowers a book to save girls from FGM now has PHSE Association accredited lesson plans.

 

Everyone with the same aim joined together to see how through education we could prevent Female Genital Mutilation FGM/C.

On the top floor of one of the UK’s tallest building and then in the Palace of Westminister Cut Flowers by Aneeta Prem was launched.

Cut Flowers a book to save girls from FGM this has  PSHE Association accredited lesson plans.

‘This is not something we can eradicate in a generation if we have 40 minutes in school to deal with the most awful barbaric practice.

That’s why Freedom charity along with the PHSE Association have an amazing set of lesson plans to go with the Cut Flowers books.

Cut Flowers  has even got a dedicated website.

Schools from around the country joined together with Freedom Charity to pledge their involvement to stop FGM.

Amongst the guests were:

Miriam Margolyes, RH Nicky Morgan MP Secretary of State for Education and Women’s Minister, Joe Hayman CEO of the PHSE association, , Baroness Jenny Jones, Nazir Aftal OBE CEO of PCC, Aneeta Prem Freedom charity, Sion Humphries CEO of NAHT,  RH Chloe Smith MP, students from across the country, professionals and survivors.

Edna, who shared her story of FGM for the first time.

It was humbling and moving and inspired everyone who was in the room and to want to see an end FGM in a generation. Cut Flowers could through a robust education program help end FGM. Boys as well as girls need to be taught the dangers and the consequences of a girl/women undergoing FGM for no medical reason.

Schools can use Cut Flowers in PSHE, citizenship, English Literature and drama.

This is a safe guarding issue not a time to be politically sensitive.

‘FGM is child abuse’