International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

With millions of girls ‘at risk’ today of genital mutilation, UN chief calls for zero tolerance

Female genital mutilation, is “an abhorrent human rights violation” still affecting women and girls around the globe, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stated in his message for the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, marked on Wednesday.

“Strong political will” key to ending FGM, says UN coordinator

“Strong political will” on the part of governments to end the practice of female genital mutilation, or FGM, is key to achieving its elimination.

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