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The International Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Cutting Day



February 6 is International Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Cutting Day. The World Health Organization estimates that between 100 and 140 million women have undergone this harmful traditional practice, with two million girls and women at risk for female genital cutting (FGC) every year.

Female Genital Mutilation refers to any practice that involves the partial or total removal or alteration of the external female genital organs for non-medical reasons. It is a form of violence against Women and a violation of the human rights' principles. Studies have shown a correlation between FGM and the high infant and maternal mortality and morbidity in African countries where FGM is prevalent. There is also clinical evidence that FGM presents a serious risk in the transmission of HIV/AIDS.

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Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices

Please visit: www.taskforcefgm.de



0 #2 Simone 2012-03-04 20:06
Vielen Dank an Su Ritter für den Artikel auf sexpresso.org - Simone Schwarz
+2 #1 Xenia 2012-02-27 10:10
The TaskForce for Effective Prevention of Female Genital Mutilation sees the use of “harmless” terms like “cutting” or “circumcision” as an obstruction to stopping genital mutilation.