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The campaign to end female genital mutilation will be extended to stamp out forced marriages as well, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.

She said the Evening Standard has played a crucial part in highlighting the horrors of FGM, and she now wants to use the momentum to stop girls being made to marry against their will.

One girl in nine in developing countries marries before the age of 15 and Ms Greening said British girls are also at risk of being sent abroad for early marriage.


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