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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is recognized internationally as a human rights violation. In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated 6 February as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This day is observed to enhance awareness of the issue and to encourage concrete actions against the practice.

UNFPA, jointly with UNICEF, leads the largest global programme to accelerate the abandonment of FGM.