Edna Adan at first Girl Summit in London

Edna was invited by Somaliland First Lady Amina Weris to serve on the country’s delegation for the first Girl Summit in London on July 22, 2014.

The event, co-hosted by the UK Government and UNICEF, was aimed at mobilizing domestic and international efforts to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM) within a generation.


First Lady Weris stated that the government of Somaliland, one of the leading 30 countries in the practice of FGM, is fully committed to achieving the end of FGM and forced marriages through concerted effort.

As a mother, midwife, and former student of Edna’s, First Lady Weris is a valuable ally in the fight against FGM.

As of today, over 11,000 people have pledged to join in the Girl Summit movement to end FGM and Forced marriages and nearly 1 Billion people have been reached via Social Media.

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