International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 2017

6 February 2017

Global

Facebook Live programming on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

Watch, participate, take action

Stay tuned for Facebook Live programming all day on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)!

Listen to activists, survivors, young people, journalists and health experts speaking throughout the day about the reality of FGM and what you can do about it.

Watch live at facebook.com/UNFPA on Monday, 6 February.

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About the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

FGM is internationally recognized as a human rights violation. UNFPA, jointly with UNICEF, leads the largest global programme to accelerate the abandonment of FGM.

In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated 6 February as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This day is observed to enhance awareness of the issue and to encourage concrete actions against the practice.

Spread the word

Help spread the word about FGM and the need to abandon this human rights violation! Share facts, testimonials, videos and articles about FGM with your friends and networks.

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Press
Joint statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and WHO Director-General Dr.
Resources
This brief paper focuses on the analyses of data on the age at which girls undergo female genital mutilation and its programmatic implications.
Publications

Globally, it is estimated that at least 200 million girls and women alive today have undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) in 30 countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.

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