On the 22nd July 2014, the UK Government and UNICEF are hosting the Girl Summit that aims to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). GADN held a members meeting this month to discuss the summit and main policy issues with DFID, Orchid Project, Girls Not Brides and ODI. GADN has also prepared this briefing which includes information on the summit, the issues of FGM and CEFM and makes recommendations for the summit.
GADN Briefing - Girl Summit
Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict
The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict took place on June 10th – 13th in London. GADN co-hosted an event with the Department for International Development (DFID) on violence against women and girls and the post-2015 framework. Speakers Rt. Hon Justine Greening, Naila Kabeer, Ruth Ochieng and Bandana Rana confirmed support for a strong standalone goal on gender equality and mainstreaming of gender throughout the post-2015 framework.
Our VAWG and Humanitarian working groups are now considering how best to follow up on the outcomes of the summit with the FCO and other stakeholders.
Photos from our event and some of the others are available here.