International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Written by
Alan Mairs
Tagged as
FGM, Women

6 February is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This United Nations-sponsored day aims to raise awareness of this unnecessary and damaging practice affecting an estimated 200 million girls and women alive today who have undergone some form of FGM.

Bright Choices works closely with dozens of survivors, organisations and activists on the ground, as well as with Police Scotland, the Edinburgh Child Protection Committee, the National FGM Network, the NHS, the UK Border Force and Violence Against Women Partnerships to raise awareness of the practice and protect women and children. The practice has devastating effects which last for a lifetime and it is a fundamental abuse of the human rights of women and girls.

Help us raise awareness of this barbaric practice by using the hashtag #EndFGM and letting others know you support an end to this violent abuse of women and girls.