International Day for Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Female Genital Mutilation is a social hazard which violates not just the right and dignity of its victims, but also inflicts untold health repercussions that can be life threatening. The root cause of FGM is traceable to harmful traditional practices. It is incumbent upon every one of us to oppose this obnoxious act and restore the humanity in its perpetrators. On this day, we organize sensitization programs that lay bare the psychological, physical and emotional pain experienced by victims as we advocate in conjunction with traditional institutions the total abolition and criminalization of this dastardly act.