Freida Pinto to address Britain’s Girl Summit

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London, July 21 (IANS) Actress Freida Pinto will address and give the closing speech at the world’s first Girl Summit hosted by the British government along with its Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Tuesday. The initiative is aimed to bring together girls, women and community leaders from Britain and overseas, alongside governments, international organisations and the private sector to agree on action to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage (CEFM). Co-hosted by Unicef, the Girl Summit is aimed at mobilising domestic and international efforts to end FGM and child, early and forced marriage within the generation. Unicef estimates that globally, around one in three young women aged 20 to 24 were married before the age of 18,” Freida said in a statement.


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