News Outlets Continue Coverage Of Calls To End FGM On International Day Of Zero Tolerance

NPR: The 2019 Report Card For The Fight To End Female Genital Mutilation
“…As the world takes note of … International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on February 6, … stories make real both the persistence of FGM and the difficulties encountered by those working to eliminate it — in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, where it typically occurs, but also in immigrant communities in Europe, North America, and Australia…” (Cole, 2/6).

VOA News: U.N. Calls for Ending Female Genital Mutilation by 2030
“…[T]he United Nations is calling for action to eliminate the procedure by 2030. The U.N. estimates at least 200 million girls and women alive today have been subjected to female genital mutilation, a procedure that partially or totally removes female genital organs. In addition, more than 3 million girls between infancy and age 15 are at risk of being subjected to the harmful practice every year…” (Schlein, 2/6).

Additional coverage of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is available from Deutsche Welle, Mother Jones, Thomson Reuters Foundation, VOA News, and Xinhua News (2).