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Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

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The International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is an annual observance to raise awareness about female genital mutilation and promote its eradication.

Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. The Sustainable Development Goals call for an end to FGM by 2030 under Goal 5 on Gender Equality (Target 5.3 Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation) (UN)

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