So far this year, the United Nations and its agencies – working alongside heads of states – has held three conferences campaigning against the centuries-old bestial act of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) that still occurs in many countries.
The most recent was last week’s launch of an enthusiastic effort – the first ever Girl Summit, hosted by England’s Prime Minister David Cameron, on behalf of the entire UK, and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). The event’s themes were to increase awareness that millions of girls across the globe are being affected by FGM/C; to ‘up the ante’ in the extinguishing this atrocity, and also eradicating its follow-up action – child marriage.
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