Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Grandmothers helping to banish female genital circumcision

Grandmothers helping to banish female genital circumcision

According to him, "As the world marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, I join in condemning this practice because of its inherent violation of the rights of the girl child".

This harmful practice can cause severe bleeding and serious health problems: cysts, infections, infertility and complications in childbirth, as well as an increased risk of newborn deaths.

According to Mr. Guterres, it "is rooted in gender inequalities and power imbalances - and it sustains them by limiting opportunities for girls and women to realize their rights and full potential".

Three executive directors of the United Nations agencies on Wednesday called for actions to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030 on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.

At the worldwide level, it is recognized as a violation of the human rights of girls and women, and an extreme form of discrimination against them.

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The day is celebrated globally as part of UN's effort to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation since Female Genital Mutilation is one of the ancient cultures which has been practiced in Africa and Asia for decades.

The strategy involves several dimensions: enforcing the criminalization of female genital mutilation, applying ministerial decisions against FGM, changing society to support the rights of children and women and developing information systems monitoring and evaluating programs for family empowerment programs and combating female circumcision. It violates women's rights to sexual and reproductive health, physical integrity, non-discrimination and freedom from cruel or degrading treatment, said three executive directors.

"We are mobilising stakeholders to take the message of zero tolerance for this practice to the rural areas where this practice persists". Meanwhile, 68 million girls are at risk from 2015 to 2030.

The International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM is celebrated globally every February 6 as part of the United Nation's efforts to eradicate FGM which is one of the ancient cultures practiced in Africa for decades.

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