What is an Ambassador? The dictionary definition is of ‘an authorised messenger or representative.’
For a small but significant charity striving to make big changes, the support of our Ambassadors is a vital resource towards eliminating violence against women and girls.
As forced marriage looks set to be criminalised in the UK, our Ambassadors will be at the forefront of fighting for wider understanding of this issue in the UK.
The SHARAN Project is working alongside the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) in tackling the detrimental impact of forced marriage and the violence and oppression that goes hand in hand with pressuring a person to marry against their will – whether this pressure takes the form of physical violence or emotional abuse.
Our Ambassadors will play a vital role in engaging with as wide an audience as possible to help bring coverage to an issue that is complex and difficult, but one that must be tackled.
According to statistics released by the FMU, it is estimated that over 1,000 British Asian girls are forced into a marriage every year – this can and must change.
From working at a grassroots level with our Community Ambassadors to benefiting from the wider reach of our Global Ambassadors, we are determined to tackle forced marriage, and stop the cycle of powerlessness and abuse that comes with it.
Our Ambassadors are compassionate, committed, honest, responsible, professional, dedicated and passionate to bring about change and social justice and they can’t wait to get started.
For more details on how to get involved, please visit www.sharan.org.uk/ProjectsAndEvents/Harnessing-Change.aspx
Together, we CAN make a difference