International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

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International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Date 6 February
Next time 6 February 2015 (2015-02-06)
Frequency Annual

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is a UN-sponsored awareness day that takes place February 6 each year.

It is an effort to make the world aware of female genital mutilation (also called FGM) and to promote its eradication.[1]

First, on February 6, 2003, Stella Obasanjo, the First Lady of Nigeria and spokesperson for the Campaign Against Female Genital Mutilation, made the official declaration on "Zero Tolerance to FGM" in Africa during a conference organized by the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (IAC).[2] Then the UN Sub-Commission on Human Rights adopted this day as an international awareness day.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Statement on the International Day Against Female Genital Mutilation, UNFPA". Retrieved 2014-02-05. 
  2. ^ Bah, Binta (22 February 2012). "Zero Tolerance to FGM Means FGM Should Not Be Tolerated". Daily News. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  3. ^ Charlotte Feldman-Jacobs. "Commemorating International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation". Retrieved 2010-02-06. 

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