15 to 19 years

The 15 to 19 years category age group category required by UNICEF Adolescent Health

Her Excellency Hooria Mashhour - Minister of Human Rights, Government of Yemen - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Can Better Legislation and Successful Prosecutions Help End FGM and Child, Early and Forced Marriage?"

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DFID Girl Summit Outcomes website and the Mint Press News website, both accessed on August 18 2015. Image credit: Stephanie Sinclair

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Poonam Muttreja - Executive Director, Population Foundation of India - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"Main Kuch Bhi Kar Sakti Hoon - I, A Woman, Can Achieve Anything is a multi-media initiative which aims to enhance knowledge and change perceptions and attitudes on women’s empowerment, family planning and the social determinants of reproductive and sexual health. The core of the initiative is a 52 episodes TV soap opera which weaves in these issues [child marriage, age at first pregnancy, sex selection, and quality of reproductive health care] into an entertainment education format." Poonam Muttreja

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DFID Girl Summit Outcomes website and the Society for Rural Urban & Tribal Initiative (SRUTI) website, both accessed on August 18 2015, and email from Poonam Muttreja to The Communication Initiative on August 25 2015. Image credit: PFI

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Efua Dorkenoo - Programme Director, End FGM/C Social Change Campaign - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"Community is the foundation on which Africa builds its society and shapes its culture." Efua Dorkenoo

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Brands, Media and Communications: Powerful Tools to Shift Social Norms for Girls"

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DFID Girl Summit Outcomes website and the DFID bloggers website, both accessed on August 13 2015. Image credit: FORWARD

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Bruktawit Tigabu Tadesse - Co-founder, Whizz Kids - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"The parents and the community gather around and watch this film.... They see the transformation and they are really amazed." Bruktawit Tigabu Tadesse

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Brands, Media and Communications: Powerful Tools to Shift Social Norms for Girls"

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DFID Girl Summit Outcomes website and the UNICEF website, "Japan, 9 November 2010: Ethiopian short film wins UNICEF Prize at international contest", both accessed on August 13 2015.

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Daniela Colombo - President, Italian Association for Women in Development (AIDOS) - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"AIDOS has always looked at FGM/C as a social norm based on gender relations." Daniela Colombo

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Brands, Media and Communications: Powerful Tools to Shift Social Norms for Girls"

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DFID Girl Summit Outcomes website and the IRIN News website, March 1 2005, both accessed on August 13 2015. Image credit: WHO

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Hekate Papadaki - Grants and Development Manager, Rosa Fund - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"We are working with the diaspora community in the UK. We heard... on Monday that we have 137,000 women living with FGM in the UK and approximately 60,000 girls born to those women." Hekate Papadaki

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Reaching Millions, Not Hundreds: Experiences in Scaling Up Community Social Change"

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DFID Girl Summit Outcomes website, accessed on August 13 2015. Image credit: Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

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Ato Haileleul Seyoum, Government of Ethiopia, and Dr. Annabel Erulkar, Population Council Ethiopia - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress - "Reaching Millions, Not Hundreds: Experiences in Scaling Up Community Social Change"

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DFID Girls Summit Outcomes website and the Population Council website, both accessed on August 13 2015. Image credit: Population Council

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DFID's Blogs on CEFM: Policy Strategies

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Publication Date
March 2, 2015

"Imagine your life if you were married at 15, against your will, to an abusive husband. It’s the same for almost all the women you know. Your education came to an abrupt end once you were married, and you’re not allowed to have a job – other than having babies, that is. And because you got married young, you’re probably experiencing some sexual and reproductive health problems." Lynne Featherstone, Ministerial Champion for Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls Overseas

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Dr. Ben Cislaghi - Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning, Tostan - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"One of the things we knew about the programme is that it had resulted in social change - one of these results was the abandonment of traditional harmful practices, but very little was known about the process..." Ben Cislaghi (from research by Cislaghi, Gillespie, and Mackie)

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress - "Reaching Millions, Not Hundreds: Experiences in Scaling Up Community Social Change"

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DFID Girls Summit Outcomes website and the "Values Deliberation and Collective Action in Rural Senegal", both accessed on August 12 2015. Image credit: Tostan

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Adama Ndiaye - Secretary-General of the Ministry of the Family, Women and Children, Government of Senegal - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"The innovation of this plan [the Senegal national plan of action] was the adoption at scale of a human rights based approach to addressing the practice [of FGM] and promoting community development." from the introduction of Adama Ndiaye

Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress - "Reaching Millions, Not Hundreds: Experiences in Scaling Up Community Social Change"

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