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Girl Summit 2014 in London

At the one-day summit to discuss an end to FGM and forced marriage, The Girl Summit 2014, the UK government has announced that parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters suffering female genital mutilation (FGM).

Girl Summit 2014 in London
Anthony Lake, the Executive Director of UNICEF, speaks at the 'Girl Summit 2014' in Walworth Academy on July 22, 2014 in London, England. At the one-day summit the government has announced that parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters suffering female genital mutilation (FGM). (Getty Images)
Girl Summit 2014 in London
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg delivers a speech at the 'Girl Summit 2014' in Walworth Academy on July 22, 2014 in London, England. At the one-day summit the government has announced that parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters suffering female genital mutilation (FGM). (Getty Images)
Girl Summit 2014 in London
British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) sits with Chantal Compaore (2nd L), the First Lady of Burkina Faso, Sheikh Hasina (2nd R), the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, and Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai (R) at the 'Girl Summit 2014' in Walworth Academy on July 22, 2014 in London, England. At the one-day summit the government has announced that parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters suffering female genital mutilation (FGM). (Getty Images)
Girl Summit 2014 in London
British Prime Minister David Cameron (C) speaks with campaigners against female genital mutilation at the 'Girl Summit 2014' in Walworth Academy on July 22, 2014 in London, England. At the one-day summit the government has announced that parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters suffering female genital mutilation (FGM). (Getty Images)
Girl Summit 2014 in London
Pakistani rights activist Malala Yousafzai speaks at the 'Girl Summit 2014' in Walworth Academy on July 22, 2014 in London, England. At the one-day summit the government has announced that parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters suffering female genital mutilation (FGM). (Getty Images)
Girl Summit 2014 in London
Freida Pinto, actress and Plan International Girls' Rights Ambassador, delivers a speech at the 'Girl Summit 2014' in Walworth Academy on July 22, 2014 in London, England. At the one-day summit the government has announced that parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters suffering female genital mutilation (FGM). (Getty Images)
Girl Summit 2014 in London
Sheikh Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, speaks at the 'Girl Summit 2014' in Walworth Academy on July 22, 2014 in London, England. At the one-day summit the government has announced that parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters suffering female genital mutilation (FGM). (Getty Images)
Girl Summit 2014 in London
Delegates relax between sessions at the 'Girl Summit 2014' in Walworth Academy on July 22, 2014 in London, England. At the one-day summit the government has announced that parents will face prosecution if they fail to prevent their daughters suffering female genital mutilation (FGM). (Getty Images)