LONDON/NEW YORK, 22 July 2014 – The UK Government and UNICEF are hosting today a first-ever Girl Summit to rally support for much faster progress to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child marriage – two practices that affect millions of girls across the globe.
UNICEF data released today show that while prevalence has decreased slightly over the past three decades, rates of progress need to be scaled up dramatically, simply to offset population growth in the countries where the practices are most common.
From: Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street, Department for International Development, Home Office, The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP and + others Published: 22 July 2014
The government will today announce new action and funding to protect millions of girls from female genital mutilation and forced marriage.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and former sex crimes prosecutor Claire McCaskill today released the results of a first-of-its-kind national survey on campus sexual assaults—results McCaskill said must serve as a “wakeup call” to the nation’s institutions of higher learning.
The massive survey of schools demonstrates a disturbing failure by many institutions to comply with the law and with best practices in how they handle sexual violence against students—failures which affect nearly every stage of the institutions’ responses to sexual violence.
Press Release Pennsylvania Attorney General June 23, 2014
HARRISBURG - A review of the Jerry Sandusky investigation released today by Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane confirmed that the investigation took too long because of crucial missteps and inexplicable delays in bringing a serial child molester to justice. The facts in the report show:
Leading female campaigners, UNICEF UK and the Foreign Secretary William Hague met today to discuss how to drive forward international action to end the rape and abuse of children in war zones.
The group – including UNICEF UK Deputy Executive Director Anita Tiessen and human rights barrister Amal Alamuddin – visited the Foreign Office for talks on how to deliver change for children ahead of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London in June. They were joined by Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC and Mumsnet Campaign Manager Rowan Davies.
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