Restless Development is joining young people, civil society organisations, and governments from around the world at the first Girl Summit held in the UK to help bring an end to Female Genital Mutilation and Child Marriage within a generation. Follow the hashtag #GirlSummit to see all the activity from the Summit and beyond.
“No one should be forced into marriage, or made to marry while still a child. No girl or woman should have to endure the physical and psychological effects of female genital mutilation.
These practices violate the fundamental rights of all girls and women to live free from violence and discrimination. Such violations not only harm individual girls; by undermining girls’ ability to make their own
choices and reach their full potential, they also diminish the strength of families, communities and society.
So today, we commit to work together to end child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation, for girls and women, everywhere, forever.”
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