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International Day for Zero Tolerance Against FGM is February 6th.
The United Nations designated February 6th International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation in 2012 in the hopes of eliminating the practice through directed efforts. The hashtags #endfgm and #act2endfgm have been used to promote awareness of the day and organizations that are actively working to eliminate FGM.
The UN is focused on this issue because it is a part of Sustainable Development Goal #5: eradicating gender-based violence and harmful practices. In order to fully achieve gender equality, we must ensure that women and girls are able to thrive in futures they design. We cannot do that without eliminating forms of gender-based violence like FGM.
Over 200 million women and girls around the world have undergone FGM, but it is possible to end the practice by 2030. We have already seen success is possible. Our implementing partners have been able to virtually eliminate FGM in less than 20 years through utilizing a holistic approach that addresses the root causes of FGM.
Mekuno Project supports solutions that work. By connecting and funding projects that eliminate the root causes of FGM and child marriage in Kenya, the conditions are set for hope-filled futures to flourish.