Girl Summit 2014
22 JULY 2014 | UNITED KINGDOM
Originally published on The Girl Effect website by Girl Effect Team
Hundreds of millions of pounds were committed at the Girl Summit today in an effort to end female genital mutilation (FGM) and child, early and forced marriage in a generation.
Speakers including the UK Prime Minister David Cameron, Malala Yousafzai and Freida Pinto were part of a packed day, which brought together campaigners, policy makers and development professionals from around the world to the halls of a school in South London.
The Girl Summit captured imaginations beyond the hall, with a public pledge to end FGM and child marriage reaching a staggering 700 million people through social media.
The Girl Effect team were here for the historic day, capturing the key moments as they happened, together with their our own reactions.