10:00—12:00 PM
Center for Global Development
2055 L Street NW - Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Girl Summit DC 2014

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On July 22 in London, British Prime Minister David Cameron is hosting the Girl Summit with UNICEF which will bring together community leaders, governments, international organizations and the private sector to build on current efforts and rally a global movement to end Female Genital Mutilation and Child, Early and Forced Marriage in a generation.

In conjunction with British Embassy, Girls Not Brides USA, and the Coalition for Adolescent Girls, the Center for Global Development will host a Washington satellite event that day with US-based experts and advocates and US government representation discussing the two Summit themes – “Sharing What Works” and “Agreeing an Agenda for Change.” The CGD event will also feature video excerpts from the London Summit, including the speech by USAID administrator Raj Shah on US commitments; panel participants in Washington will then offer comments on Shah’s remarks. Nancy Birdsall will be kicking off and chairing the event. We hope you can join us!

Welcome Remarks

Nancy Birdsall
President, Center for Global Development

Patrick Davies
Deputy Head of Mission, British Embassy

Panel I: Sharing What Works

Ann Warner
Senior Gender and Youth Specialist, International Center for Research on Women, Representative, Girls Not Brides

Antonia Kirkland
Legal Advisor, Equality Now

Jeanne Smoot
Senior Counsel for Policy and Strategy, Tahirih Justice Center


Judithe Registre
PLAN International USA, Coalition for Adolescent Girls Steering Committee

Panel II:  Agreeing an Agenda for Change

Carla Koppel
Chief Strategy Officer and former Senior Gender Co-ordinator, US Agency for International Development

Emma Wade     
Counsellor of the Foreign and Security Policy Group, British Embassy

Rachel Vogelstein
Director of Women and Girls Programs, Clinton Foundation


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