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Nick Clegg vows action to stop female genital mutilation

22 July 2014 Last updated at 08:13 BST

New measures aimed at ending female genital mutilation (FGM) within a generation will be announced at a global summit in London.

Hosted by the UK government and children's charity Unicef, the summit will be attended by international politicians, campaigners including the Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, and women who have undergone FGM.

Speaking ahead of the conference, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said: "This is illegal. It is wrong. There is no cultural issue about not intervening to protect these girls."

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