International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a United Nations-sponsored annual awareness day that takes place on February 6 as part of the UN's efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation. It was first introduced in 2003. In most cultures, there is a passage to adulthood; this includes practices and norms that may be good or harmful to a person in the long run. Female Genital Mutilation is one of these practices and practiced in most countries across the globe including Uganda. Female genital mutilation refers to the complete or partial removal of external female genitalia. It involves piercing and cutting off the clitoris, or sewing shut all or part of a girl’s or a woman’s external genitals. The removal of female genitalia has roots in thousands…
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