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Females: Equality

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL638, tabled on 18 June 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans, if any, are in place to mark the one-year anniversary of the London Girl Summit.

Answered on

2 July 2015

Since the Girl Summit in London in 2014, the Department for International Development has focused on delivering the UK Government’s commitment to ending FGM and Child, Early and Forced Marriage through its flagship £35 million FGM programme and recently launched £36 million programme to accelerate action to end Child marriage. DFID will co-host an event with the Canadian High Commission to mark the first anniversary of the Girl Summit and will produce, together with UNICEF a stocktake of global progress over the past year in working to end FGM and Child, Early and Forced marriage.

Progress on our domestic commitments includes a range of measures to significantly strengthen the law on FGM through the Serious Crime Act, a further £1.6 million for the next stage of the Department of Health’s FGM prevention programme, and a programme of outreach by the Government’s FGM Unit.