Organizations Recognize International Day Of Zero Tolerance For FGM

Center for Strategic & International Studies’ “Take as Directed”: Realizing Kakenya’s Dream: Educating Girls and Ending Female Genital Mutilation
In this podcast episode, Janet Fleischman, non-resident senior associate at the CSIS Global Health Policy Center, “speaks with Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya, a Kenyan educator, activist, and founder of ‘Kakenya’s Dream,’ a leading nongovernmental organization for girls’ education, health, and empowerment, which also works to end [female genital mutilation (FGM)] and child marriage. Dr. Ntaiya discusses the personal journey that led her to form ‘Kakenya’s Dream,’ and how her work is helping to develop the next generation of women leaders in her community” (2/5).

UNICEF: Take action to eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030
In a joint statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem, and U.N. Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, discuss global efforts needed to end FGM, writing, “Thanks to the collective action of governments, civil society, communities, and individuals, female genital mutilation is in decline. But we are not aiming for fewer cases of this practice. We are insisting on zero” (2/5).

UNICEF: Ending female genital mutilation in Djibouti
Eva Gilliam, video consultant at UNICEF, discusses the practice of FGM in Djibouti, highlighting the experiences of a woman who underwent FGM as a child and is now an advocate to end the practice (2/6).

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