International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is commemorated on 6 February of every year. It is sponsored by the United Nation to ensure that girls and women are not subjected to genital mutilation.

It was first introduced in 2003 and since its inception it has helped raise awareness against female genital mutilation. Women across the globe are now able to stand out against this vice. Although culture has been a great hindrance to completely eradicating genital mutilation, a good step has been taken to curb the problem.

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is meant to continue raising awareness against FGM to ensure by the 2030 all forms of genital mutilation is stopped. Areas most affected by FGM include countries in Africa, Latin American, Asia, and Middle East. In addition immigrants living in developing countries have no completely stopped the habit

The objective of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is not only to stop genital mutilation but to also promote rights of women, stop violence against women and their bodies as well as promote their physical well-being.

Since 2003 more global bodies are joining the course against FGM. Some these international organization include World Health Organization, United Nations Population Fund , United Nations Children’s Fund.

Every girl and woman deserves to get human dignity and that cannot be achieved if they are subjected to FGM. This year as the world commemorates International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation it’s clear that the war against inhumane practice of FGM can only be achieved if the societies work together. This means that as the United Nation and other global bodies raise financial support and awareness against FGM, respective governments and community leader should also work together. Some of the countries that need to really fight the vice of FGM include Somalia Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Togo, Nigeria, Djibouti, Senegal, Somalia, Ghana , Tanzania, Togo, Guinea and Uganda.

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