ALFAZ observes International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation on Thursday, February 6th.
The town hall’s Cooperation and Volunteers department, in collaboration with the Health and Equality departments as well as the Pangea Office, are organising a forum on Friday, February 7th, in the Casa de Cultura from 9.30am until 2pm. Although Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is internationally regarded as a human rights’ violation, there are currently 200 million girls and women who have been subjected to a practice still carried out in 30 countries on three continents.
Each year, three million girls run the risk of being subjected to this savage procedure which is another form of inequality and violence against girls and women. Alfaz is showing its support for International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation with talks drawing the public’s attention to FGM and the plight of those who have suffered it. The forum is directed to all those wanting to learn more about FGM, but particularly education and health professionals as well as groups and associations who work with residents of other nationalities.