Jason McCartney – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for International Development

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jason McCartney on 2014-04-03.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps she is taking to tackle female genital mutilation and early and forced marriage worldwide.

Justine Greening

FGM is violence against women and girls. The UK has made the largest donor commitment ever to help end FGM, with a flagship programme of £35 million in at least 17 countries.

The Prime Minister will host a summit in July which will step up global efforts to end both FGM and child, early and forced marriage within a generation.