06 Feb 2016
All Day
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF ZERO TOLERANCE FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION

Female genital mutilation, much to the world’s horror, is spread throughout a multitude of countries, and its origins lie in a lack of education and misogyny. As of 2014, an astounding 133 million women have been subjected to endure this horrible practice, which has been campaigned against by a number of NGOs and entities such as The Guardian.

The procedure projects the gravity of gender inequality across the world, and “violates women’s right to health, security and physical integrity” (UN). This day serves as a reminder to us all that for the sake of all womanhood, we must endeavour to put a stop to this practice. The violation of women, whatever form it may come in, has no place in this day and age.