International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (WHO)
06 Feb 2021

The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, on 6 February each year, is a time to make the world aware of female genital mutilation (FGM). According to data from the World Health Organisation (WHO), an estimated 120 to 140 million women have been subject to this harmful practice and 3 million girls continue to be at risk each year. FGM is recognised internationally as a violation of human rights.

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme helps to mobilise local communities to combat FGM through a community-based approach to awareness-raising and peer education. UNV supports the work of its partners who are committed to eliminating FGM and protecting the rights of girls and women.

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (WHO)