FGM Summit: Parents to Be Prosecuted Under New Measures
Prime Minister David Cameron is unveiling a £1.4m prevention programme aimed at ending the practice at a global summit in London.
It is estimated that up to 137,000 women and girls living in England and Wales could have undergone FGM.
The Girl Summit is also looking at ways to end forced marriage.
Hosted by the UK government and children’s charity Unicef, the summit is being attended by international politicians, campaigners including the Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, and women who have undergone FGM.