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John Chua - Associate Professor of Communications at Richmond University, Producer and Editorial Adviser at Wadi - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 26, 2015

John Chua - Associate Professor of Communications at Richmond University, ...

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"We train local people to do local things... to approach local situations..." John Chua Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Moving up the Agenda: Public and Political"

Naz Ahmed and Lisa Zimmermann - The City Academy Bristol/Integrate Bristol - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 25, 2015

Naz Ahmed and Lisa Zimmermann - The City Academy Bristol/Integrate Bristol - ...

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"We started in 2008 with four girls who wanted to talk about this, at that time, extremely taboo issue [FGM], and we've since grown to a group of well over one hundred young people, including many boys." Lisa Zimmerman Panel Discussion: ...

Elise Petitpas - Advocacy Officer, Amnesty International - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 25, 2015

Elise Petitpas - Advocacy Officer, Amnesty International - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"The End FGM action campaign led by Amnesty International started in 2009 with one main objective: It was to make sure that stopping female genital mutilation would become a priority for the European Union." Elise Petitpas Panel Discussion: ...

Magreth Kibasa - Children's Dignity Forum, Tanzania - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 21, 2015

Magreth Kibasa - Children's Dignity Forum, Tanzania - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Moving up the Agenda: Public and Political"

Her Excellency Camara Sanaba Kaba - Minister for Social Action and Promotion of Women and Children, Government of Guinea, - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 18, 2015

Her Excellency Camara Sanaba Kaba - Minister for Social Action and Promotion ...

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

Dr. Amal Mahmoud Abdalla - Secretary General of National Council for Child Welfare, Government of Sudan - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 18, 2015

Dr. Amal Mahmoud Abdalla - Secretary General of National Council for Child ...

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"FGM/C in Sudan is rooted in social norms, a self-enforcing social foundation, as a religious duty for some families and communities." Dr. Amal Mahmoud Abdalla Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Brands, Media and Communications: Powerful ...

Her Excellency Hooria Mashhour - Minister of Human Rights, Government of Yemen - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 18, 2015

Her Excellency Hooria Mashhour - Minister of Human Rights, Government of ...

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

Cathy Russell - Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, United States - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 17, 2015

Cathy Russell - Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues, United States ...

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Spotlight B2 - "Bringing it all Together: Ending FGM Through Strong and Effective National Action"

Zsanett Shashaty, Anti-Slavery Officer for the Welsh Government - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 17, 2015

Zsanett Shashaty, Anti-Slavery Officer for the Welsh Government - DFID Girl ...

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"Clear policy and strong government leadership, combined with wide collaboration with statutory partners, NGOs [non-governmental organisations], community and faith leaders is challenging attitudes and resulting in innovative actions in Wales." - ...

Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté - Executive Director, Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 17, 2015

Dr. Morissanda Kouyaté - Executive Director, Inter-African Committee on ...

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Spotlight B2 - "Bringing it all Together: Ending FGM Through Strong and Effective National Action"

Vitor Almeida - Senior Advisor in the Portuguese Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality, Government of Portugal - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 14, 2015

Vitor Almeida - Senior Advisor in the Portuguese Commission for Citizenship ...

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Spotlight B2 - "Bringing it all Together: Ending FGM Through Strong and Effective National Action"

Efua Dorkenoo - Programme Director, End FGM/C Social Change Campaign - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 14, 2015

Efua Dorkenoo - Programme Director, End FGM/C Social Change Campaign - DFID ...

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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"

[The Ret Hon] Norman Baker, MP [Former] Minister of State for Crime Prevention, Government of the United Kingdom - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 14, 2015

[The Ret Hon] Norman Baker, MP [Former] Minister of State for Crime ...

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Spotlight B2 - "Bringing it all Together: Ending FGM Through Strong and Effective National Action"

Daniela Colombo - President, Italian Association for Women in   Development (AIDOS) - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 14, 2015

Daniela Colombo - President, Italian Association for Women in Development ...

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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"

Dr. Alain P. Zoubga, Minister for Social Action and National Solidarity, Government of Burkina Faso - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 14, 2015

Dr. Alain P. Zoubga, Minister for Social Action and National Solidarity, ...

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Spotlight B2 - "Bringing it all Together: Ending FGM Through Strong and Effective National Action"

Hon. Dr. Linah Jebii Kilimo - Chair of the Anti-FGM Board and Founder, Jebii Kilimo Foundation, Kenya - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 14, 2015

Hon. Dr. Linah Jebii Kilimo - Chair of the Anti-FGM Board and Founder, Jebii ...

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"Both legal and community change are needed to...foster... long-term behavioural change that will see an end to the practice. A law banning FGM is a powerful way of creating social change, by showing that the world itself is changing, by showing ...

Hekate Papadaki - Grants and Development Manager, Rosa Fund - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 13, 2015

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

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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 ...

Adama Ndiaye - Secretary-General of the Ministry of the Family, Women and Children, Government of Senegal - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 12, 2015

Adama Ndiaye - Secretary-General of the Ministry of the Family, Women and ...

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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 ...

Professor Hazel Barrett - Coventry University/ Researching Female Genital Mutilation Intervention Programmes Linked to African Communities in the EU (REPLACE) - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 12, 2015

Professor Hazel Barrett - Coventry University/ Researching Female Genital ...

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"Clearly, as the communities move through these 9 stages [of readiness to change], the balance of power between community norms and individual agency changes, with individual agency becoming more powerful as the community becomes ready to replace ...

Saria Khalifa - Youth Programme Lead, FORWARD - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 12, 2015

Saria Khalifa - Youth Programme Lead, FORWARD - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"Youth advocacy is about passion in the face of adversity: about challenging the status quo; questioning the expectation that young people are unable or unwilling to stand up and make a change. It is challenging the idea that the youth voice is ...

Juliet Albert, Acton Africa Well Women Clinic - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 17, 2015

Juliet Albert, Acton Africa Well Women Clinic - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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""It is just the tip of the iceberg. We see women with complex perineal trauma....fistulas, they are in pain every day or their lives..." - Juliet Albert Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress A6 - Supporting and Empowering Those Affected by ...

Dr Edna Adan Ismail, Edna Adan Maternity Hospital  - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 14, 2015

Dr Edna Adan Ismail, Edna Adan Maternity Hospital - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"I was going to work to get babies out through a closed door..." - Dr Edna Adan Ismail Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress A6 - Supporting and Empowering Those Affected by FGM and Child, Early and Forced Marriage Context

Isobel Shirlaw, Refuge - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 12, 2015

Isobel Shirlaw, Refuge - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"We all have a duty to listen - practitioners, policy makers, politicians. If we tailor our every action, every intervention, policy, response, in short, our entire system around the needs of women and children, then we might start to see real ...

Astrid Fairclough, Female Genital Mutilation Prevention - Programme Manager, Department of Health, Government of the United Kingdom - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 11, 2015

Astrid Fairclough, Female Genital Mutilation Prevention - Programme Manager, ...

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"It remains best practice to share information between healthcare professionals to support the ongoing provision of care and efforts to safeguard women and girls against FGM." - National Health Service (NHS) Spotlight A7 - "The Role of Health, ...

Dr. Guyo Jaldesa - Senior Lecturer, University of Nairobi, and Coordinator of the Africa Coordinating Centre for the Abandonment of FGM - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 11, 2015

Dr. Guyo Jaldesa - Senior Lecturer, University of Nairobi, and Coordinator ...

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Spotlight A7 - "The Role of Health, Education & Social Care Professionals in Creating Change"

Dr Ann-Marie Wilson, 28 Too Many - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 11, 2015

Dr Ann-Marie Wilson, 28 Too Many - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"We need to stop hiding behind religion, tradition and culture ...we need to attain and keep the positive attributes while leaving the negative attributes that can be eliminated.." - Dr Ann-Marie Wilson Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress ...

DFID's Blogs on Empowering Girls: Strategies
August 10, 2015

DFID's Blogs on Empowering Girls: Strategies

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"We know that when we empower girls, everybody benefits. Girls who are educated, healthy and free can transform their communities and pass on the benefits to their children, and to their children’s children." Graça Machel  

DFID's Blogs on FGM: Activist Strategies
August 10, 2015

DFID's Blogs on FGM: Activist Strategies

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"The practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Sierra Leone is shrouded in great secrecy and mysticism...It is at the core of an ancient initiation ceremony, a rite of passage into womanhood." Alimatu Dimonekene, ProjectACEi

Dr. Caroline Harper - Head of Programme, Social Development, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 7, 2015

Dr. Caroline Harper - Head of Programme, Social Development, Overseas ...

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"Action on early marriage has to be about women's empowerment more broadly." Caroline Harper  Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress - "Prevention and Safeguarding: Protecting Those at Risk"

Dr. Francesca Moneti - Senior Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 7, 2015

Dr. Francesca Moneti - Senior Child Protection Specialist, UNICEF - DFID ...

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"When we began working on harmful practices, it became very clear to us very quickly that 'social norms' was fundamental." Francesca Moneti  Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress - "Prevention and Safeguarding: Protecting Those at Risk"

Professor Gamal Serour, International Islamic Center for Population Studies and Research - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 7, 2015

Professor Gamal Serour, International Islamic Center for Population Studies ...

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"There is no religious basis whatsoever in Islam for FGM - either Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3..." - Professor Gamal Serour Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress A3 - Faith Forward: the Role of Faith Communities and Leaders in Addressing FGM and ...

Keith Niven - Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), London - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 6, 2015

Keith Niven - Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), London - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"I think education is the absolute key, but also prosecution is very important." Keith Niven Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress - "Prevention and Safeguarding: Protecting Those at Risk"

Nafissatou  Diop - Co-ordinator, UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM/C - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 6, 2015

Nafissatou Diop - Co-ordinator, UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on FGM/C - ...

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"The process of female genital mutilation/cutting is not respecting borders but is following ethnicity." Nafissatou Diop  

Reverend Dr Medad Birungi Zinomuhangi, World Shine Ministries - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 6, 2015

Reverend Dr Medad Birungi Zinomuhangi, World Shine Ministries - DFID Girl ...

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"As we look forward, the project demonstrates a simple, low cost model which can be replicated in other districts, locations, and countries to increase awareness of FGM..." - Reverend Dr Medad Birungi Zinomuhangi Panel Discussion: Spotlight on ...

Shahin Ashraf, Muslim Women’s Network UK - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 6, 2015

Shahin Ashraf, Muslim Women’s Network UK - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"I've had a survivor - she is now 47 - she had FGM done at the age of 7 three times within a three-week period..." - Shahin Ashraf  

Hon. Minister Zenebu Tadesse Woldetsadik - Minister of Women, Children and Youth Affairs, Government of Ethiopia - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 5, 2015

Hon. Minister Zenebu Tadesse Woldetsadik - Minister of Women, Children and ...

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Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress - "It's Everyone's Business: Strong and Comprehensive National Responses to Child, Early and Forced Marriage"

Raj Kumar Mahato - Founder and Chairperson of BHORE - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 5, 2015

Raj Kumar Mahato - Founder and Chairperson of BHORE - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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  "Child marriage is...a major barrier to the socio-economic transformation of Nepal." - Raj Kumar Mahato  

Stella Nkrumah-Ababio - West Africa Region Child Protection Advisor, World Vision - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 4, 2015

Stella Nkrumah-Ababio - West Africa Region Child Protection Advisor, World ...

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Panel Discussion: "Spotlight on Progress - Prevention and Safeguarding: Protecting Those at Risk"

Agnes Pareyio - Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 4, 2015

Agnes Pareyio - Tasaru Ntomonok Initiative - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"TNI has been engaged in community awareness-raising and education against the practice using workshops and seminars for specific target groups such as community leaders, circumcisers, health workers, journalists, police, the youth, teachers, ...

Nasheima Sheikh - Birmingham & Solihull Women's Aid - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 3, 2015

Nasheima Sheikh - Birmingham & Solihull Women's Aid - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"Over the last four years, we have learned a great deal, and its this knowledge that really makes us passionate advocates for putting the community at the heart of the fight to eradicate FGM." Nasheima Sheikh Panel Discussion: Spotlight on ...

Sana Uqba - Middle East and North Africa Regional Consulting (MENARC) LilYemen - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 3, 2015

Sana Uqba - Middle East and North Africa Regional Consulting (MENARC) ...

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"She is seven years old - I hear her cries; my heart breaks. I'm calling out to you but my voice never reaches." Excerpted poem by Sana Uqba

Rugiatu Neneh Turay, Amazonian Initiative Movement (AIM) - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 3, 2015

Rugiatu Neneh Turay, Amazonian Initiative Movement (AIM) - DFID Girl Summit ...

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"My organisation stands for strong and fearless women....The change we are looking for is for the next generation. Women are becoming empowered and education is the best way to make a change." Rugiatu Neneh Turay Panel Discussion: Spotlight on ...

End FGM/C Social Change Campaign
September 18, 2014

End FGM/C Social Change Campaign

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Launched in January 2014, the 5-year End FGM/C Social Change Campaign is mobilising for increased momentum to end female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Africa, by working at international, regional, national, and community levels to raise ...

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