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U.S. Renews Call For Zero Tolerance To FGM

U.S. Department of State: Observance of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
In this press statement, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert says, “February 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C). The United States stands in solidarity with governments and communities around the world working to end this human rights abuse. … Today, we renew the call for zero tolerance to end this harmful procedure that affects women and girls in far too many places across the globe” (2/6).

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