On the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, the singer, Inna Modja as well as women, experts and United Nations officials gathered during a special event organized at the United Nations Headquarters to discuss ways of eliminating this harmful practice by 2030 and to celebrate the increased mobilization against it.
This Celebration day is essential to promote the UN’s campaign to raise awareness and educate people about the dangers of Female Genital Mutilation.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 120 to 140 million women have been subject to FGM and 3 million girls are at risk each year. This practice is an abuse of international human rights while causing serious health complications, including fatal bleeding.
The Crans Montana African Women’s Forum renews its support to this noble cause and strives to eradicate this cruel practice putting in jeopardy the integrity and dignity of women.