U.N. Calls For ‘Zero Tolerance’ On Child Marriage, FGM

Inter Press Service reports from the Girl Summit in London, where the United Nations has called for an end to child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

Inter Press Service: Focus on Child Marriage, Genital Mutilation at All-Time High
“As Tuesday’s major summits here and in London focused global attention on adolescent girls, the United Nations offered new data warning that more than 130 million girls and women have experienced some form of female genital mutilation, while more than 700 million women alive today were forced into marriage as children…” (Hotz, 7/23).

Inter Press Service: ‘Zero Tolerance’ the Call for Child Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation
“Heightening their campaign to eradicate violence against women and girls, United Nations agencies and civil groups have called for increased action to end child marriage and female genital mutilation…” (McKenzie, 7/23).