International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting Research

Posted March 24, 2016 from United States

The term “female genital mutilation/cutting” (FGM/C) refers to all procedures involving partial or total removal of external female genital organs for non-medical reasons. The goal of this report is to:

Give an overview of FGM/C Give an overview of International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM/C Understand the efforts that are being made to stop FGM/C Understand the results behind these efforts Identify where World Pulse can aide in efforts to end FGM/C



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Tamarack Verrall
Mar 26, 2016
Mar 26, 2016

Dear Kreena,

Thank you for this imporant information. As actions taking place to change laws and to stop FGM/C increase, having reports such as this one help provide us with accurate and documented information. More and more women activists are aware of FGM/C but have little information of the amount of successful work that has been and is being done to end the practise. It is also great news that WorldPulse is suggesting these ways that we can take part in the International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM/C:

"World Pulse could celebrate International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM/C by using its digital social networks to help raise awareness around the issue. It could help connect women affected by FGM/C and provide a forum to further the conversation.  World Pulse could partner with the UNFPA and UNICEF on their digital communication programs".

We can start planning ahead for stronger vocal support next Feb 6, 2017, and also encourage financial support for the ongoing work of UNFPA and UNICEF from our own communities.

I would also suggest that this post would be welcome reposted in the Gender-based Violence Group both as news and as a Resource.

In sisterhood,

Apr 05, 2016
Apr 05, 2016

Hello Kreena,

Thank you for bringing to light a topic that has not yet been popularized but needs to. Along with the multitudinous issues and dangers girls in nations around the world face, the removal of female genitals for non-medical purposes must be eradicated immediately. It is a shame that these kinds of horrors happen every day. 

With warm wishes,

Helen Ng