Girl Summit 2014 - A future free from FGM and Child and Forced Marriage - Webcast

22/07/2014

London, 22 July 2014 - SRSG Santos Pais participated in the Girl Summit held in London, UK. The Girl Summit rallied a global movement to end child, early and forced marriage and FGM for all girls within a generation. Doing this will help preserve girls' childhoods, promote their education, reduce their exposure to violence and abuse, and allow them to fulfil their potential in life. The event was webcasted here.

Everyone has a part to play in achieving rights for girls and women around the world. Take a stand against FGM and child marriage today - pledge your support through Twitter and Facebook in the pink box. Your voices will be heard at the#GirlSummit.

The first Girl Summit, aimed at mobilising domestic and international efforts to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM) within a generation. UNICEF co-hosted the event.

Girls and women have the right to live free from violence and discrimination and achieve their potential, but millions are being prevented from doing so by harmful practices such as FGM and CEFM, which are illegal in the UK.

The good news is that things are changing. In the heart of communities and families in the UK and across Africa, South Asia, the Middle East and Europe, more and more people are saying no to these practices. Our role is to get behind, support and accelerate their efforts to end them.

More information:

Girl Summit Charter

Girl Summit Commitments

http://www.girlsummitpledge.com/

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/girl-summit-2014