On 22 July 2014, the UK government and UNICEF hosted 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.
Watch the highlights from the summit:
Highlights from Girl Summit 2014
The agenda for change
The summit resulted in commitments to take action to end FGM and CEFM from organisations, governments, businesses, communities and individuals across the world.
See the full list of commitments
was who stated that:
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
These practices violate the fundamental rights of all girls and women to live free from violence and
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
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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You can join this global movement for change. To add your name - or the name of your organisation - to the charter please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or to make a commitment towards ending FGM and CEFM simply fill out the email@example.com
form and email to
explains how we’re tracking and reporting on Girl Summit commitments.
Read the full charter: