On Thursday 7th March, Norwich School pupils Akshita Brahma and Aaditya Khurana were invited by the Freedom Charity to attend a special event to mark International Women's day, held in the House of Commons.
It was hosted by the MP Nicky Morgan and the founder of the Freedom Charity, Aneeta Prem, who was the guest speaker at last Friday's Amnesty Variety Evening.
Our two sixth formers were asked to deliver a speech about the charity and the issues that it supports concerning Women's Rights.
Feedback from those at the event was extremely positive as they found the speech both perceptive and moving. They were hugely impressed with what Akshita and Aaditya had to say and the manner in which they spoke about these crucial issues.
Aaditya said that it was a great experience for them both go to the House of Commons and to "deliver a talk in front of a diverse audience with people from all walks of life."
Freedom Charity said:
"A HUGE thank you to Nicky Morgan (MP) for hosting our Freedom Charity event at the UK House of Commons yesterday. Student representatives from across the UK including Freedom Charity at UEASkinners' Academy, Norwich School, University of East Anglia (UEA) and King's College London joined us to raise awareness of our campaign that seeks to eradicate human rights abuse including dishonour based violence, child and forced marriage and FGM. We are indebted to all who spoke with passion and clarity. Together we will make a change."
Aneeta Prem, Freedom Charity founder, said:
"Wow humbled and so proud of all the students and teachers for attending The House of Commons"