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In 2017, a UN assessment of child health and wellbeing warned that the UK has some of the highest levels of hunger and deprivation among the world’s richest nations. The report concluded that nearly 1 in 5 UK children under the age of 15 suffers from food insecurity – meaning their family lacks secure access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food. That same year, the APPG report on ‘Hungry Holidays’ revealed that up to 500,000 children in London go hungry during the school holidays, with as many as 3 million children at risk nationwide.
May 2021 - By Sonal Sachdev Patel - CEO GMSP Foundation
Violence against women is a nationwide problem in the UK, yet some groups will face more obstacles than others when trying to escape their abusers. Women from BAME groups who are dealing with domestic violence are forced to confront a series of complex social, economic and cultural barriers when trying to get help. Around 40 per cent of BAME women live in poverty and 50 per cent experience domestic violence from multiple perpetrators. Some, whose immigration status is precarious, are too scared to approach the authorities. Some may not speak English. Others fear being shunned by their family and community if they leave home.
On 12 September 2016, GMSP Foundation partnered with the British Asian Trust to launch Give a Girl a Future at a pre-London Fashion Week event, ‘Rise on The Runway’. Held at London’s Waldorf Hilton, the event was supported by acid attack survivors Adele and Laxmi, who both took to the catwalk to showcase the work of leading designers Raishma and Lucy Choi London.