Media Advisory

GOOGLE+ Hangout to Discuss Progress, Challenges in Efforts to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

4 February 2013
Author: UNFPA

WHEN: Wednesday, 6 February 2013 at 7:45 AM EST / 12:45 PM GMT

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WHAT: To observe the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, 6 February, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, UNICEF and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) will host a Google+ Hangout discussion on the progress made in FGM/C abandonment, and the challenges that remain ahead.

The virtual event will feature:
- Lynne Featherstone, UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development and Champion for the elimination of violence against women
- Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA
- Dr. Atef El Shitany, Rapporteur of the National Population Council, Egypt
- Molly Melching, Founder and Executive Director of Tostan
- Janet Tumer, Young Il Shamus activist and FGM/C survivor, Kenya


Ask your questions using #endFGM.

To submit a question, tweet #endFGM to @UNFPA, @UNICEFprotects or @DFID_UK

United Kingdom
63.5 mil
  • Fertility rate
  • Maternal Mortality Ratio
  • Contraceptives prevalence rate
  • Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment:
Boys 95%
Girls 95%