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Charity worker visits Wembley school for hard hitting talk on forced marriages and rape

PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 July 2012

Aneeta Prem with students Younes Berrazouane, 17, Roshni Vekereya, 17 and Dimple Hirani, 17

Aneeta Prem with students Younes Berrazouane, 17, Roshni Vekereya, 17 and Dimple Hirani, 17

Jan Nevill

Aneeta Prem, founder of the Freedom Charity, spoke to pupils at Copland Community School to raise awareness

The founder of a charity which highlights awareness of forced marriages and rape gave a hard-hitting talk to pupils in Wembley.

Aneeta Prem, who set-up the Freedom Charity, spoke to students at Copland Community School about the problem and how to look after friends who may be in trouble.

Ms Prem, who was invited to the school by politics students, offered advice to more than 80 pupils during the talk at the school in Cecil Avenue, last week.

Phil Allman, head of politics, praised the talk for its honesty and for highlighting awareness.

He said: “We have had some established speakers coming to the school before but this was fantastic.

“It’s such an important issue that needs to be addressed and it is going on in our own community.

“The children were fascinated and are all now aware off the issue and we want to try to combat it.”

The Freedom Charity was set-up to fight against forced marriage and sexual intercourse across a variety of cultures.

For more information call 0845 607 0133 or go to www.freedomcharity.org.uk


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