UNICEF Sudan Fact Sheet - Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
FGM is a human rights issue that affects girls and women worldwide
FGM is a human rights issue that affects girls and women worldwide. Its elimination is a global concern. In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a milestone resolution calling on the international community to intensify efforts to end the practice.
In September 2015, the global community agreed to a new set of development goals – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – which includes a target under Goal 5 to eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and FGM/C, by the year 2030.