Gender equality takes center stage — but will resources reach the grassroots?

Recent high-level events in London have sparked unprecedented interest in ending female genital mutilation and child marriage. But with new data revealing the extent of both practices, will the funds promised by the U.K. trickle down to those working directly with communities at risk? We find out.

About the author

  • Anna Patton

    Anna Patton is a freelance journalist and media facilitator specializing in global development and social enterprise. Currently based in London, she previously worked with development NGOs and EU/government institutions in Berlin, Brussels and Dar es Salaam as well as in the U.K., and has led media projects with grass-roots communities in Uganda and Kenya. Anna has an master’s degree in European studies — specializing in EU development policy — and is a fellow of the On Purpose social enterprise program.