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International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Communities in Mali Show the Way Forward in Ending Female Genital Cutting

Julia Lalla-Maharajh | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
Julia Lalla-Maharajh

We will continue to give our support to people making these life changing decisions and help end female genital cutting.

De-linking Female Genital Mutilation From Religion

Amb. Ufuk Gokcen | Posted 02.08.2013 | Religion
Amb. Ufuk Gokcen

Female genital mutilation has long survived, hidden under the cloak of religious, cultural, and tribal practices, but this week, as we commemorate the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, it is time for every leader to unequivocally stand in opposition to FGM.

How to End FGM? Clue: It's Not About Laws

Kate Grant | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Kate Grant

FGM is not mandated by law or by religion; it is a cultural practice that has been handed down for generations because of the belief that it will result in chaste and marriageable daughters. Stopping this practice is no easy task. Culture and beliefs are two of the most difficult things to change.

We Must Give Them Our Support

Archi Pyati | Posted 04.08.2013 | New York
Archi Pyati

On International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, let's celebrate the activists around the world who are standing up for the safety of girls everywhere. They are fighting -- sometimes at great risk to their own safety -- to end this practice.