Freedom Charity’s founder Aneeta Prem receives MBE in New Year’s Honours
We are delighted that our beloved founder Aneeta Prem has been awarded an MBE in the King’s New Year’s Honours List in recognition of Freedom’s outstanding work over more than a decade to eradicate abusive practices such as Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation.
Aneeta said: “I am proud and humbled to accept this recognition for everyone involved in Freedom Charity’s work to eradicate dishonour-based abuse. Together we have helped to outlaw practices such as Forced and Child Marriage and Virginity Testing and to raise awareness of abuses such as Female Genital Mutilation. This vital work must and will continue, spurred on by our never-ending commitment to supporting survivors and those at risk. This award is for them, not for me.”
Freedom Charity Chair Daniel Smith JP added: “Aneeta Prem has devoted her working life to supporting those most at risk. She works tirelessly to educate the next generation and to rescue and support survivors. Her huge achievements include the outlawing of practices such as Forced Marriage and Virginity Testing. She has authored books, worked with Prime Ministers, and inspired teachers and students, all the while continuing to serve as a Magistrate and doing her other charitable work. Even suffering the devastating impact of Trigeminal Neuralgia has not slowed her down and in recent years she has combined leadership of the national Trigeminal Neuralgia Association with her work for Freedom. She is a force of nature, and we at Freedom Charity could not be more proud of her. Congratulations Aneeta.”
Celebrating the MBE Award for Aneeta Prem, Founder of Freedom Charity
Aneeta Prem, the founder and CEO of Freedom Charity, has been honoured with an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List 2023 for her outstanding dedication to advocating for those affected by Dishonour Abuse, Forced Marriage, Virginity Testing, Hymenoplasty, Breast Ironing, Female Genital Mutilation, and Modern-Day Slavery. This recognition is a testament to Aneeta’s tireless efforts to create positive change and improve the lives of countless individuals through her work with Freedom Charity.
Aneeta’s Vision for Freedom Charity
Aneeta founded Freedom Charity with the goal of providing a 24/7 helpline, smartphone app, and educational resources to those in need. Under her leadership, Freedom Charity has made a significant impact on the lives of many, offering support, resources, and hope to those affected by the harmful practices listed above. Aneeta’s training sessions and books, “But It’s Not Fair” and “Cut Flowers,” have reached thousands of children and front-line professionals, increasing awareness and leading to positive change.
Raising Awareness and Bringing about Change
Aneeta’s tireless campaigning has been instrumental in raising the profile of critical issues and bringing about legislative changes. Through her unwavering commitment and the support of the Freedom Charity team, Aneeta is determined to change cultural mindsets and ultimately eradicate these harmful practices. Her dedication and passion for advocating for those in need are truly inspiring and have earned her the well-deserved recognition of an MBE.
Providing Support and Resources to Those in Need
Freedom Charity offers a range of resources and support to those affected by Dishonour Abuse, Forced Marriage, Virginity Testing, Hymenoplasty, Breast Ironing, Female Genital Mutilation, and Modern-Day Slavery. The 24/7 helpline provides a safe and confidential space for individuals to seek help and support, while the smartphone app and educational resources offer practical tools and information to help empower those in need.
The Future of Freedom Charity under Aneeta’s Leadership
With Aneeta’s leadership and the support of the Freedom Charity team, there is no doubt that this organization will continue to make a significant impact on the lives of countless individuals. Aneeta’s passion and dedication to advocating for those in need will ensure that Freedom Charity remains at the forefront of efforts to create positive change and improve the lives of those affected by harmful practices.
We would like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Aneeta Prem on her well-deserved recognition as an MBE. Her tireless efforts to create positive change and improve the lives of those affected by harmful practices are truly inspiring and have earned her the recognition she deserves. We are confident that under Aneeta’s leadership, Freedom Charity will continue to make a significant impact on the lives of many and bring about the change that is so desperately needed.
- What is Freedom Charity? Freedom Charity is a non-profit organization founded by Aneeta Prem with the goal of providing support, resources, and hope to those affected by Dishonour Abuse, Forced Marriage, Virginity Testing, Hymenoplasty, Breast Ironing, Female Genital Mutilation, and Modern-Day Slavery.
- What is the mission of Freedom Charity? The mission of Freedom Charity is to provide a 24/7 helpline, smartphone app, and educational resources to those in need, raise awareness about harmful practices, and ultimately change cultural mindsets and eradicate these practices.
- Who is Aneeta