Game of Thrones stars Natalie Dormer and Lena Headey have joined a campaign in support of Plan UK, a charity which aims to stamp out child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).
The actresses posed for pictures alongside British singer Beverley Knight with writing on their faces quoting victims of FGM and those forced into marriage at a young age.
The photoshoot is for the Face Up campaign which is part of Plan UK’s Because I Am a Girl initiative.
Headey says, “It fills me with hope that someday soon girls can grow up in a world that is free from these harmful practices. I urge everyone – men, boys, women and girls – to join me in standing up for girls’ rights with Plan UK.”
Dormer adds, “I believe we all have a part to play in the fight to end abuses like FGM and child marriage. It’s a powerful stance that we’re all taking, and by uniting together we can help keep millions of girls safe from harm.”
Plan UK’s chief executive, Tanya Barron, concludes, “These practices are a violation of girls’ rights and can cause severe physical and mental trauma… We’re absolutely delighted that Lena, Natalie and Beverley are facing up to girls’ rights and are on board to help us get this vital message across.”
Photo Credit: Plan UK