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Sunday 20 August 2017

Thrones stars facing up to violence against girls

Game Of Thrones actresses Lena Headey and Natalie Dormer have joined singer Beverley Knight in a campaign to end violence against girls worldwide.

The three stars have had their faces adorned with the words of girls who have experienced child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).

Words including 'Bear the scars' and 'No longer myself' were painted on their faces.

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The new adverts form part of the Because I Am A Girl campaign run by Plan UK. Campaigners aim to help millions of girls in the world's poorest communities live free from violence.

Lena, who plays Cersei Lannister in Game Of Thrones, said: "I urge everyone to join me in standing up for girls' rights."

Her co-star Natalie added: "I believe we all have a part to play in the fight to end abuses like FGM and child marriage."

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