International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation #EndFGM
Today, 6th February 2014, is International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. Today is about is raising awareness of the practise – encouraging people to take a stand and to help eradicate it.
What is FMG – Female Genital Mutilation?
Female genital mutilation is the deliberate mutilation of the female genitalia – commonly carried out on girls between the ages of four and twelve. It can cause severe bleeding, infection, infertility and death and currently more than 140 million girls and women worldwide are living with the effects that’s more than double the UK population. The practise is unnecessary.
Female Genital Mutilation is happening to young girls all around the world, including the UK, even though it is outlawed in many countries. This unnecessary and inhumane practise must end.