International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 2017
Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.
FGM is considered internationally as a human rights violation. An estimated 100 million to 140 million women and girls alive today have been victims of FGM in some way, and another 15 million more girls between the ages of 15 and 19 are projected to be added to that list if nothing changes.
The practice of FGM can lead to severe bleeding, infection, infertility and complications during childbirth. Help raise awareness for this cause to end FGM for good – and bring a brighter future to women and girls.
You can support this cause through our Women and Girls High Impact Fund, or learn more about this international day on the United Nations website.