This event marks the FGM/C Zero Tolerance Day 2021, a UN sponsored annual awareness day that takes place of February 6, as part of international efforts o eradicate FGM/C in the world. It was first introduced in 2003.
This year’s theme is « No time for global inaction: unite, fund and act to end FGM/C »; considering the 10 years countdown to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goal 5.3 deadline.
This year’s event reminds this global urgency and calls organizations and individuals to intensify and improve cooperation, efforts and commitments for the eradication of this crime within our generation.
The panel discussion will bring together experts, development practitioners, professionals, survivors and activists working towards gender equality and the elimination of FGM, and will discuss actual initiatives and concrete ways in which grassroot organizations can be supported and financed to effectively put an end to FGM
The event will also introduce the World Bank’s 5th edition of the Compendium of International and National Legal Frameworks on Female Genital Mutilation to reiterate our conviction that Justice and the Rule of Law play a major role in fighting FGM/C, as an empowerment tool.
To finish, this year’s session is proud to show the film A Girl From Mogadishu by Mary McGuckian: a testimony of the journey of FGM/C survivor Ifrah Ahmed as she escaped war-torn Somalia and her emergence as one of the world's best known activists against GBV and FGM/C.