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UK’s First Girl Summit Discuss An End To FGM And Forced Marriage

Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai (top) and Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina (bottom), attend the ‘Girl Summit 2014’ in Walworth Academy on July 22, 2014 in London, England.

At the one-day summit the UK government has announced that parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters suffering female genital mutilation (FGM).

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