Over 6,000 communities across Africa abandon female genital mutilation/cutting
LONDON/GENEVA, 6 February 2010 – Over 6,000 communities have chosen to abandon the practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), according to a joint...
New report offers breakthrough to ending female genital mutilation
FLORENCE, Italy 18 November 2010 – A new report provides evidence on how communities across Africa are ending female genital mutilation/cutting...
UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Obaid and UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman on female genital mutilation/cutting
NEW YORK, 6 February 2010 - Progress has been made in recent years in reducing the incidence of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C)...
Djibouti: First country to launch the joint UNFPA/UNICEF global program to accelerate the abandonment of FGM/C
DJIBOUTI, 8 May 2008 – Djibouti First Lady Ms Kadra Mahamoud Haïd launched the UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Programme and Trust Fund to accelerate...
UN agencies unite against female genital mutilation
NEW YORK, 27 February 2008 – Expressing their commitment to the elimination of female genital mutilation, also called female genital cutting and female genital...
Fresh progress toward the elimination of female genital mutilation and cutting in Egypt
CAIRO, 2 July 2007 – The momentum to completely eliminate female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C) in Egypt has accelerated in recent days with the passage of a ministerial decree and an anti-FGM/C statement by the country's top Muslim institution.
UNICEF Executive Director commends Egypt’s progress towards Millennium Development Goals
CAIRO/GENEVA/NEW YORK, 20 February 2007 – UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman today ended a three-day visit to Egypt which included discussions with government officials and...
UNICEF issues call to eliminate female genital mutilation/cutting within a generation
NEW YORK, 6 February 2007 – In spite of a global commitment following the 2002 UN Special Session on Children to end Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) by 2010...
African Parliamentarians Convene for Historic Conference on Ending Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
DAKAR, SENEGAL, 4 December 2005 – Parliamentarians from across Africa have convened in Dakar, Senegal for a landmark conference to learn about female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) and discuss what they can do to help end the dangerous and violent practice.
Three million girls undergo female genital cutting every year
GENEVA/FLORENCE/CAIRO, 24 November 2005 – An estimated three million girls in sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East undergo genital mutilation/cutting every year, according to a UNICEF report released today.
Female genital mutilation must end
NEW YORK, 6 February 2005 – UNICEF today reiterated its call on governments to move swiftly to stop the harmful practice of female genital mutilation and cutting.
UNICEF thanks Italian government for 1.8 million euro donation
NEW YORK, 18 June 2004 – UNICEF today thanked the Italian government for a 1.8 million euro donation aimed at putting an end to female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), a procedure that is still performed on some 2 million girls each year.
UNICEF to governments: End female genital multilation
Thursday, 6 February 2003 – Troubled by figures indicating that between 100 million and 130 million women suffered female genital mutilation or cutting as girls, UNICEF said today governments must abide by commitments they made at the UN Special Session on Children and move immediately to end the disturbing phenomenon by 2010. (Press release)
UNICEF urges end to female genital mutilation and cutting
WASHINGTON DC, February 6, 2004--UNICEF today marked the first anniversary of the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) by calling for increased efforts to end the practice. More than 130 million women around the world have undergone the procedure.