Together, we can eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030. Doing so will have a positive ripple effect on the health, education and economic advancement of girls and women.UN Secretary-General António Guterres
This exhibit raises awareness and encourages action to address female genital mutilation, emphasizing the effect that COVID-19 has had on exacerbating this harmful practice. It features stories of girls and women that highlight the successes that have been achieved over the past decades in the urgent global fight to abandon FGM. The exhibit is organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.