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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