In 2012 the United Nations passed a resolution to ban female genital mutilation (FGM) - a practice that puts millions of girls a year at risk of serious physical and psychological problems
Up to 140 million girls and women worldwide bear the scars of female genital mutilation, or FGM.
It can cause severe bleeding, pain, shock, recurrent urinary tract infections, cysts and infertility. It increases the risk of labour complications and newborn deaths. The procedure itself can prove fatal.
Trust Women will convene a high level group of authorities from the public and private sectors to discuss key challenges and solutions to ending the practice worldwide.