U.S. Government Agencies Call For End To FGM On International Day Of Zero Tolerance
U.S. Department of State: Observance of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting
In a press statement on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting, Robert Palladino, deputy spokesperson for the State Department, writes, “Ending this practice requires a survivor-led response and leadership from policymakers, health practitioners, and faith-based communities. … On this Day of Zero Tolerance, the United States stands with women and girls throughout the world and renews the call to end this abhorrent violence and to create a safer, healthier, and more prosperous future for all women and girls” (2/6).
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement: ICE, FBI recognize International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
“February 6 marks the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the FBI, both members of the Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center (HRVWCC), join U.S. and foreign government partners, non-governmental organizations, and local communities to call for the eradication of the practice…” (2/6).