International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting

February 5, 2015
Girl Holds Sign Protesting Female Genital Mutilation

On Friday, February 6, the global community will mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C). To mark this day, the State Department’s Office of Global Women’s Issues has launched its first-ever social media campaign to raise awareness and break the silence around FGM/C. We’re asking others to join us by  sharing a photo of themselves holding up an end FGM sign on social media.

  • If you do just one thing: Post a photo of yourself holding a zero sign using the campaign hashtags #TogetherForZero and #endFGM.
  • Spread the word: Share our campaign with your social media friends and ask them to also take part in the campaign by posting their photo on International Day of Zero Tolerance of FGM/C on February 6.
  • Learn more: Read about the powerful stories behind FGM/C and what we’re doing about it on an international level. Follow us on Twitter for the latest updates throughout the day, and subscribe to our office’s newsletter to get regular updates on the work we do to empower women and girls around the world.   

About the Author: Cathy Russell serves as the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues.

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alison n.
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United Kingdom
February 6, 2015
this is a outdated practise that needs to be stopped women and girls should have the right to say NO
elsie M.
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Oklahoma, USA
February 6, 2015

hojla que halla soluccion ya que hay mucho aui la guerra de trafficantes de nimos y jovenes aui en Tulsa, oklahoma, ya nuestro alcalde, y policias y FIB, trabjan para esto tanbien necesitanos mas ayudo por esto, ,, gracias por espacio, elsie,james y hijas

Estelle R.
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Washington, USA
February 6, 2015
First time hearing about FGM - sickening to my stomach. Please stop this right away!!
Gail L.
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New Hampshire, USA
February 6, 2015
There is no viable reason for Female Genital Mutilation. The only reason is to keep women from from enjoying being a woman, and to keep women oppressed. This practice is cruel ,and unnecessary.
Brenda B.
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United Kingdom
February 9, 2015
This should be abolished, it's cruel and unjust, women can die, it serves no purpose

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