International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed every year on 6th February by the United Nations with an aim to eradicate female genital mutilation around the world. The day galvanizes the support of the international community for ending the practice of female genital mutilation. The day is a part of combined effort of UNICEF and global nations for protecting the physical health of women and girls especially in countries of Africa.
Ten Lines on International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
1) United Nations observes 6th February as an international day of zero tolerance to female genital mutilation.
2) In 2003, the UN assembly adopted a resolution to observe this day on 6th February every year.
3) The day aims at eradicating female genital mutilation in all parts of the world.
4) The day is observed around the globe with an aim to protect the rights of women and their health.
5) Under the umbrella of the UN, all the nations around the world have taken a vow to abolish the practice of female genital mutilation.
6) The day also stresses the importance of creating awareness about the protection of the physical health of females.
7) As per the WHO report, around 130 million women have been subject to female genital mutilation over the years around the globe.
8) Mainly concentrated in the 30 counties of Africa, female genital mutilation is a global issue and is also practiced in parts of Asia and Latin America.
9) Every year 4 million girls are at risk of female genital mutilation as per the World Health Organization.
10) Equality Now, an international network of lawyers, social activists, civil society’s volunteers launched a global campaign to end female genital mutilation.
1) The international day of zero tolerance to female genital mutilation is part of the UN effort to eliminate the practice of female genital mutilation by 2030.
2) Many developed countries like the United States and European nations have taken resolution at the UN convention to end the female genital mutilation.
3) The day focuses on the concerted global effort to end female genital mutilation across the globe.
4) Female genital mutilation reflects the inequality between genders and is an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls.
5) The NGO’s and civil society organize various campaigns through print media or electronic media for raising awareness about the female genital mutilation.
6) UNICEF, the specialized agency of the UN has increased the funding for nations fighting female genital mutilation.
7) Of the 200 million girls facing the mutilation, 90 percent of women and girls are from Egypt, Ethiopia, and Indonesia.
8) With the concerted effort of UNICEF, 13 nations have passed a resolution for banning female genital mutilation.
9) The joint programme initiative by UNICEF and UNFPA has protected more than 3.3 million girls from female genital mutilation.
10) The majority of people in the countries where female genital mutilation is practiced have the view that practice should be abolished with immediate effect.
The observance of the International Day of zero tolerance to female genital mutilation reiterates the importance of providing protection, prevention, and treatment to women and girls facing the threat of female genital mutilation, especially in African countries. The world together is utilizing the unique platform for banning the practice and protecting the physical health of women and girls.
Over the past three decades, there has been a decline in the cases of female genital mutilation owing to development and technological advancement around the globe. With our continued effort, we can definitely end this menace which discriminates women and challenges their dignity.