Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Call For A Global Response
Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is internationally recognized as a gross violation of human rights, a form of violence against women and girls, and a manifestation of gender inequality.
The importance of eliminating FGM/C is recognized within Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), dedicated to achieving gender equality. Target 5.3 under this goal requires all 193 countries that signed onto the SDGs to take action to “eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation”.
With only ten years left to eradicate this widespread and harmful practice affecting millions of women and girls globally by 2030, the time to take stock and to accelerate action is now.
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- Survivors of FGM/C unite to call for an end to the practice
- The Global Picture of FGM
- FGM/C in Europe
- FGM/C in the Americas
- FGM/C in the Middle East
- FGM/C in the Asia-Pacific Region
- FGM/C in Africa
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