Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) an Egyptian tradition
Female genital mutilation, also known as female genital cutting or FGM, is the practice of intentionally cutting or altering the female genital organs for non-medical reasons. In most societies where FGM happens, it is seen as a cultural tradition and is deeply rooted in inequality between the sexes.
Each year the United Nations observes February 6th as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. The theme for the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM in 2016 is “Achieving the new Global Goals through the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation by 2030,” in recognition of the need to advance the health and human rights of women and girls in order to meet the new Sustainable Development Goals.
Together, we can stop this human rights tragedy and support victims of FGM. Here’s what you need to know and what actions you can take to help stop it:
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