- Feb 06 2023
- All Day
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Created by the UN in 2012, this day calls on the global community to be aware of, and act against, the practice of female genital mutilation. This applies to all procedures that violate girls’ and women’s inalienable human rights by altering or injuring female genitalia for non-medical purposes. The issue is concentrated primarily in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia and in some immigrant communities.
‘On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, join us in calling to accelerate investment to end female genital mutilation and uphold the human rights of all women and girls.’ UN Secretary-General António Guterres