Girl Summit Will Push Momentum Against Child Marriage, FGM

Huffington Post: For a Better World for All
Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA executive director, and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, U.N. under-secretary-general and U.N. Women executive director

“…Recognizing that these practices cannot be justified on the grounds of religion or culture, there is a growing number of countries with ‘zero tolerance’ of FGM and child, early, and forced marriage. … This week, to capitalize on this momentum and build on the progress made, experts and campaigners from across the world are meeting in London for the first ever Girl Summit. U.N. agencies, governments and non-governmental organizations will commit to take action with affected communities to create a world where every girl is free to be a girl, to go to school, and to reach her full potential — a better world, not just for girls and women, but for all” (7/23).