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Developing Countries: Females

Question for Department for International Development

UIN 5568, tabled on 3 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on re-establishing the position of Ministerial Champion for Tackling Violence against Women and Girls Overseas.

Answered on

9 July 2015

As Secretary of State for International Development, I champion this issue every day as part of my broader plan to improve the prospects of women and girls overseas. I am proud of the impact my department has achieved in tackling violence against women and girls, not least through the 2014 Girl Summit which focussed on eradicating Female Genital Mutilation and Early and Forced Child Marriage.