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Page Content:  Parental Guidance / Discretion Suggested

I n t e r n a t i o n a l  D a y

 

of

Zero Tolerance

 

for 

"Female Genital

 

  Mutilation" 

 

6th February

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • The procedure has no health benefits for girls and women.
     

  • Procedures can cause severe bleeding and problems urinating, and later cysts, infections, as well as complications in childbirth and increased risk of newborn deaths.

  • More than 200 million girls and women alive today have been cut in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where FGM is concentrated[1].

[1] Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Global Concern
 

UNICEF, New York, 2016.

  • FGM is mostly carried out on young girls between infancy and age 15;

  • FGM is a violation of the human rights of girls and women.

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"Female Genital

 

Mutilation"

 

 

is a Horrific

 

"Crime Against

 

 Humanity!"

Key facts

Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.

Above Text Courtesy, United Nations - WHO

Learn more "Key Facts" about

"Female Genital Mutilation"

at the following website:

r E M E M B E r

Humanity's

daughters

 

arE

our daugHterS!

DEMAND

 

AN . . .

end tO . . .

"Female Genital

 

Mutilation"

N O W ! !

- EPACHA Foundation -

United Nations

Secretary-General's Message

Courtesy, United Nations

Female genital mutilation is a gross violation of the human rights of women and girls.

Over 200 million women and girls alive today have experienced female genital mutilation in 30 countries across three continents.

Without concerted, accelerated action, a further 68 million girls could be subjected to this harmful practice by 2030.

With strong political engagement, we are seeing success in several countries. But this progress is not enough to keep up with population growth. Unless we act now, the number of cases will continue to rise.  

Sustainable development cannot be achieved without full respect for the human rights of women and girls. Sustainable Development Goal 5, with a focus on gender equality, calls for the elimination of female genital mutilation by 2030.

Together with the European Union, the United Nations has launched the Spotlight Initiative, a global, multi-year undertaking that aims to create strong partnerships and align efforts to end all forms of violence against women and girls, including female genital mutilation.  

With the dignity, health and well-being of millions of girls at stake, there is no time to waste. Together, we can and must end this harmful practice.

 

António Guterres​​​​

Courtesy, United Nations

Learn more about FGM and United Nations'

 

Efforts to

 

E N D

"Female Genital Mutilation"

on the following web pages:

 

Courtesy, United Nations - UNICEF

EPACHA Foundation Extends

Sincere Thanks to

UNITED NATIONS

for allowing use of images, and print

presented herein.

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