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Sheepa Hafiza - Director of Gender, Justice, Diversity and Migration, BRAC - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 26, 2015

Sheepa Hafiza - Director of Gender, Justice, Diversity and Migration, BRAC - ...

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"Sexual harassment in public places is found to be one of the major causes of girls’ dropping out of school; this causes an increase in child and early forced marriage." Sheepa Hafiza Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Securing the Way to ...

Furaha Pascal Karimiko - Moving The Goalposts (MTG) Coach, Woman Win, Kenya - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 26, 2015

Furaha Pascal Karimiko - Moving The Goalposts (MTG) Coach, Woman Win, Kenya ...

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"I learned about my rights... my right to play and to choose what I wanted to become." Furaha Pascal Karimiko Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Securing the Way to Healthy Adulthood and Leadership for Girls"

Karen Austrian - Population Council - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 26, 2015

Karen Austrian - Population Council - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"The Adolescent Girls Empowerment Programme is for the most vulnerable girls ages 10-19 in Zambia….Evidence shows that economic aspects of girls’ lives can act as key barriers in translating health knowledge into health behaviour change.” Karen ...

Iwalola Akin-Jimoh - Executive Director, Ovie Brume Foundation, Vital Voices Fellowship Program, Nigeria - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 26, 2015

Iwalola Akin-Jimoh - Executive Director, Ovie Brume Foundation, Vital Voices ...

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"What we did was primarily to build the life skills of young people... and we also used sports... to build their self-confidence and self-esteem... We give them capacities in such a way that they can ...build communities and address various ...

Rema Nanda - Founder and Trustee, JAGRITI Youth, India - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 26, 2015

Rema Nanda - Founder and Trustee, JAGRITI Youth, India - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"I founded JAGRITI Youth ...to really dismantle the oppression that children face literally from womb to tomb, as they grow into adulthood." Rema Nanda Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Securing the Way to Healthy Adulthood and Leadership ...

Dr. Albino Francisco - Executive Director, National Coalition to Eliminate Child Marriage, Mozambique - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 25, 2015

Dr. Albino Francisco - Executive Director, National Coalition to Eliminate ...

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

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"

Sally Gear - Senior Education Adviser, Department for International Development, UK - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 21, 2015

Sally Gear - Senior Education Adviser, Department for International ...

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"[The DFID Girls' Education Challenge] is about resources... it's about partnering... but it is also about levering more than just the individual project, so we invested ...in evaluation of the programmes which will track over 70,000 girls in ...

Angeline Murimirwa - Regional Executive Director (Southern Africa), Camfed - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 20, 2015

Angeline Murimirwa - Regional Executive Director (Southern Africa), Camfed - ...

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"It is not a coincidence that Malawi, which is one of the countries with one of the highest exclusion rates for girls, also has one of the highest child marriage rates...Education and child marriage do not go hand in hand." Angeline ...

Roshni Sen - Secretary, Department of Women Development and Social Welfare and Child Development, Government of West Bengal, India - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 20, 2015

Roshni Sen - Secretary, Department of Women Development and Social Welfare ...

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"The [Kanyashree Prakalpa] scheme is absolutely scalable because it is operated through the schools - schools are the basic unit, and administratively, it is a very, very simple scheme [of conditional cash transfers for girls]." Roshni ...

Dr. Priya Nanda - Group Director for Reproductive Health and Economic Development, ICRW Asia - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 20, 2015

Dr. Priya Nanda - Group Director for Reproductive Health and Economic ...

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"The [Apni Beti Apna Dhan Conditional Cash Transfer programme] was initiated...in 1994 to motivate families to value their daughters differently." Dr. Priya Nanda Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Building Bright Futures for Girls ...

Dr. Tabinda Sarosh - Programme Director, Shirkat Gah - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 19, 2015

Dr. Tabinda Sarosh - Programme Director, Shirkat Gah - 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?"

Kranti L. Chinnappa - Executive Director, Human Rights Law Network (HRLN)s - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 19, 2015

Kranti L. Chinnappa - Executive Director, Human Rights Law Network (HRLN)s - ...

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"Along with challenging the non-implementation of the law [prohibiting child marriage], we decided to approach the court on various aspects that lead to child marriage or result from child marriage." Kranti L. Chinnappa Panel Discussion: ...

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 ...

Kate Wedgwood - Country Director, Girl Hub Rwanda - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 18, 2015

Kate Wedgwood - Country Director, Girl Hub Rwanda - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"We've taken the positive aspects of Rwanda culture and reframed them to address the girls' needs and unique challenges." Kate Wedgwood Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress "Brands, Media and Communications: Powerful Tools to Shift Social ...

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?"

Poonam Muttreja - Executive Director, Population Foundation of India - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 18, 2015

Poonam Muttreja - Executive Director, Population Foundation of India - DFID ...

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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 ...

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"

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"

Bruktawit Tigabu Tadesse - Co-founder, Whizz Kids - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 14, 2015

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 ...

Ato Haileleul Seyoum, Government of Ethiopia, and Dr. Annabel Erulkar, Population Council Ethiopia - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 13, 2015

Ato Haileleul Seyoum, Government of Ethiopia, and Dr. Annabel Erulkar, ...

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

Sonia Aziz Malik - Senior Lecturer, Regional Institute of Gender, Diversity, Peace and Rights, Ahfad University for Women  - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 13, 2015

Sonia Aziz Malik - Senior Lecturer, Regional Institute of Gender, Diversity, ...

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

DFID's Blogs on CEFM: Policy Strategies
August 12, 2015

DFID's Blogs on CEFM: Policy Strategies

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"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 ...

Dr. Ben Cislaghi - Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning, Tostan - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 12, 2015

Dr. Ben Cislaghi - Director of Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and ...

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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 ...

Sonali Khan - Vice President, Breakthrough - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 12, 2015

Sonali Khan - Vice President, Breakthrough - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"I carry the burden of numbers....if we are not able to scale up, the whole question of urgency (on CEFM) will not be met." Sonali Khan Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress - "Reaching Millions, Not Hundreds: Experiences in Scaling Up ...

Doris Bartel, CARE USA - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 18, 2015

Doris Bartel, CARE USA - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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""Married girls are often forgotten in work on child marriage and I would like to encourage us to think about the voices, the needs and the rights of married girls as we think about the post-2015 MDG goals..." - Doris Bartel Panel Discussion: ...

Jasvinder Sanghera, Karma Nirvana  - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 14, 2015

Jasvinder Sanghera, Karma Nirvana - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"Cultural acceptance does not mean accepting the unacceptable" - Jasvinder Sanghera Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress A6 - Supporting and Empowering Those Affected by FGM and Child, Early and Forced Marriage Context

Dr Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, World Health Organisation - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 13, 2015

Dr Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, World Health Organisation - DFID Girl Summit ...

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"By responding to the needs of child brides, we don't condone child marriage...but we actually have to respond to these girls in order to fulfil their rights." - Dr Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli Panel Discussion: Spotlight on Progress A6 - ...

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 ...

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  

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"

Dr. Anju Malhotra - Principal Advisor on Gender and Rights at UNICEF - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 7, 2015

Dr. Anju Malhotra - Principal Advisor on Gender and Rights at UNICEF - DFID ...

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"As some of you know, we did this systematic review [What Works to Prevent Child Marriage: A Review of the Evidence] a couple of years ago and from that we know that there are some effective solutions [to ending child marriage]." Anju ...

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"

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  

Anne-Marie Hutchinson - OBE Partner, Dawson Cornwell Solicitors - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 5, 2015

Anne-Marie Hutchinson - OBE Partner, Dawson Cornwell Solicitors - DFID Girl ...

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"I wanted to look at the English statute, ... which is the Forced Marriage Civil Section statute, more in a holistic [than legalistic] way and how it might be a template to be used in other jurisdictions... and used for other issues such as ...

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"

Dr. Emma McClaren - UK Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 5, 2015

Dr. Emma McClaren - UK Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"The Forced Marriage Unit is unique....It is only through our partnerships at home and overseas, with NGOS and agencies, that... we... are able to help some young people... find an alternative ending to their particular story." Dr. Emma McClaren ...

Laura Laski - Chief of Sexual and Reproductive Health, UNFPA - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 5, 2015

Laura Laski - Chief of Sexual and Reproductive Health, UNFPA - DFID Girl ...

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"Strengthening health and education systems is not enough; it is essential to make sure the systems connect with girls. Complex issues require complex approaches. UN agencies must align with governments' national policy and frameworks - with ...

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, ...

Patricia Bah - Teenage Pregnancy Secretariat, Government of Sierra Leone - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 3, 2015

Patricia Bah - Teenage Pregnancy Secretariat, Government of Sierra Leone - ...

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"Tackling the causes and consequences of child, early and forced marriage requires a well-coordinated multi-sectorial response and efforts by a range of partners including government, civil society, UN [United Nations] agencies and the private ...

Sabitra Dhakal - CARE International - DFID Girl Summit 2014
August 3, 2015

Sabitra Dhakal - CARE International - DFID Girl Summit 2014

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"In Southern Nepal, it is not just girls who are forced to marry young but boys too. Both boys and girls marry between the ages of 5 and 7 years, and girls move to live with the boy and his family in their early teens." Sabitra Dhakal Panel ...

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

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