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
In first person: “A piece of me”
"A Piece of Me" is a UNFPA campaign, celebrating three survivors of female genital mutilation (FGM) with the aim to spread awareness to end FGM. Shot like a fashion film in the desert of the Afar region of Ethiopia with captivating images and colours - showcasing Zahra, Abida and Khadija our three survivors, the filmmaker, Sara Elgamal, celebrates the strength and story of these women.
International days 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.