February 6th is “International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation”.
This is a United Nations anniversary to eliminate female genital mutilation from the world.
Female genital mutilation is the practice of removing part of a woman’s genitals.
It is held in 30 countries in Africa and Asia.
To date, more than 200 million women have had their genitals removed, according to a United Nations survey.
Women who have had this surgery are more likely to get infections, infertility, and even die.
UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) is working to eradicate this practice from around the world.
– United Nations