International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Date/Time: 
02/06/2012 (All day)
Event Contact
Contact Name: 
World Health Organization (WHO)
Contact Website: 
http://www.who.int/mediacentre/events/annual/female_genital_mutilation/en/index.html
Description: 

According to the WHO webiste, "The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed each year to raise awareness about this practice. Female genital mutilation of any type has been recognized as a harmful practice and violation of the human rights of girls and women. WHO is committed to the elimination of female genital mutilation within a generation and is focusing on advocacy, research and guidance for health professionals and health systems."

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