Girl Summit 2014: Meet The Women Changing Our World
Ahead of Girl Summit 2014, we look at the inspirational women dedicated to making a difference.
As David Cameron prepares to host the UK’s first ever Girl Summit
Continuing our work supporting Plan UK, Marie Claire will bring you all the coverage from 2014’s Girl Summit – follow #GirlSummit for updates. The aim? To end FGM in a generation. So let’s salute the game-changers already doing that and then share, tweet and shout about the cause to keep the conversation going.
A fearless and tireless anti-female genital mutilation (FGM) campaigner and co-founder of Daughters of Eve alongside Leyla Hussein, Nimco is an FGM survivor herself. She says: ‘In my family, it took four generations to start having the conversation. My grandmother and my mother had arranged marriages and FGM. But by the time my brother’s daughter is eight years old – when most girls are at risk of FGM – I want her and girls like her to be empowered to fight against this. We’ve come a long way, but we’re just getting started.’
A youth campaigner for Integrate Bristol, a charity formed to help with the integration of young people and children who have arrived from other countries and cultures, Muna has worked endlessly to raise awareness of FGM and the risks to girls in the UK. In July she joined Marie Claire editor Trish Halpin, Lynne Featherstone MP and Guardian journalist Alexandra Topping on a board of influencers to back Plan UK’s aim to end EGM in a generation.
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