At the Queen’s New Year Honours list of 2021, Brentwood’s own Anita Goyal was recognised with an MBE for her services to diversity and female empowerment.
Anita is one of the UK’s leading campaigners for raising awareness and addressing the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), menstrual discrimination and human trafficking.
The 48-year-old is the Vice President and honorary lead for the FGM appeal with Children’s charity Barnardo’s as well as a Patron of charity Binti International.
Her incredible work on FGM has seen her reach over 3,000 women as well as raise £191,000 for the FGM appeal.
Anita also holds the position of CEO and trustee of the Hermaj Goyal Foundation and Hallmark Care Homes Foundation and is an Ambassador of the Alzheimer’s Society.
Despite launching her new podcast ‘Relight your Fire’ and finishing off her new book ‘Voices from Punjab’. CommunityAd were able to catch up with Anita to find out more about her various important roles and discuss how we can put an end to FGM and human trafficking globally.
Read the full article from CommunityAd Magazine here.