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Around 4.2 million girls at risk for Female Genital Mutilation says Guterres, stressing men must also speak out

New York: Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM, is an “abhorrent violation of fundamental human rights” said the UN Secretary-General on Monday, marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance against the scourge, which remains a threat for a staggering 4.2 million girls this year.

Pandemic threatens push to end Female Genital Mutilation

The COVID-19 pandemic could reverse decades of global progress in stamping out female genital mutilation (FGM), UN agencies warn ahead of the International Day to eliminate the harmful practice.

With rising number of girls at risk, world in 'race against time' to end female genital mutilation – UN

New York, Feb 7 (JEN): Female genital mutilation is a violent act that, among other things, causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and death, said the Executive Directors of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) in a joint statement for the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Female genital mutilation ‘not acceptable’ in the 21st century – UN envoy on youth

New York, Feb 6 (JEN): Speaking a day ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, the United Nations youth envoy people underscored that the ghastly practice is an aversion to the human rights of millions and keeps them from achieving their full potential.

Women from Muslim sect in Canada undergoes FGM: Survey

Ottawa, Sep 25 (IBNS): A research has recently found out that around 80% of Dawoodi Bohra women in Canada, who were surveyed, had undergone female genital mutilation, media reports said.