Message on the International Day of Zero Tolerance to female genital mutilation

February 13, 2023 AELEX Admin 0 Comments

Female genital mutilation is an abhorrent violation of fundamental human rights that causes lifelong damage to the physical and mental health of women and girls.  It is one of the most vicious manifestations of the patriarchy that permeates our world.

Some 4.2 million girls are at risk of being subjected to this act of gender-based violence during 2023 alone.  We need urgent investments and action to reach the Sustainable Development Goals target of eliminating female genital mutilation by 2030.

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