International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 2024
The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is observed annually on February 6th. Established by the United Nations, this day serves as a powerful global platform to raise awareness about the harmful practice of FGM and advocate for its eradication. FGM involves the partial or total removal of external female genitalia for non-medical reasons, posing severe health risks and violating the basic human rights of women and girls. On this day, various events, campaigns, and discussions are organised worldwide to educate communities, policymakers, and the public about the physical and psychological consequences of FGM. The overarching goal is to galvanise international efforts to eliminate this deeply rooted practice, promote gender equality, and safeguard the well-being and dignity of women and girls everywhere. It is a solemn occasion to reflect on the need for concerted action to ensure a future free from the harmful impact of Female Genital Mutilation.