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U.K. Development Official Discusses Efforts To End FGM

The Guardian features a video interview with U.K. Under-Secretary of State for International Development Lynne Featherstone, who discusses how ending female genital mutilation (FGM) is a priority for the U.K. government. She talks about the importance of reporting cases of FGM, which is illegal in the U.K.; collecting information and data on what works in ending the practice; and “galvanizing the world movement” to end FGM. Featherstone, who also discusses her actions within government to raise the issue’s profile, says ending FGM in a generation is possible (O’Kane et al., 9/6).