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6 ways to get involved in the Girl Summit and help end female genital mutilation and child and forced marriage.
1. Take the pledge
Take a stand against female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage - sign our pledge today to show your support in ending these harmful practices forever. Your voices will be heard at the Girl Summit in London this July.
2. Add your voice to the world’s first ever Instagram documentary
Film a 15 second Instagram clip completing the sentence “Freedom is…” and describe what freedom is to you.
Your clip might be showcased in our Instagram documentary which will be showcased to world leaders at the Girl Summit and published on YouTube.
3. Sign up to our e-bulletins
Subscribe to the End FGM e-bulletin to get the latest news, events and stories on how UK aid is supporting a global movement to end the practice.
Subscribe to the DFID e-bulletin to get the latest updates on all our announcements including our work with girls and women, FGM and child and forced marriage
4. Get informed about the issues and share your knowledge
Find out everything you need to know about FGM and child and forced marriage on GOV.UK:
Once you know the facts, tell your friends and spread the word.
5. Take action with partner organisations
There are lots of fantastic organisations doing critical work on FGM and child and forced marriage. Here are just a few to check out: Girl Effect, Girls Not Brides, Plan UK, Forward, Equality Now, Orchid Project and UNICEF
6. Join Catapult - a crowdfunding platform dedicated to equality
Catapult.org is Women Deliver’s crowdfunding platform for girls’ and women’s human rights and development around the world. It connects people who care about justice with the people on the ground working to improve girls’ and women’s lives. Find out more about their projects on FGM and child marriage