Tuesday, 6th June 2023
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International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

In Kenya, the African Medical and Research Foundation is fighting against female genital mutilation. Over four days, over 400 girls aged 8–15 undergo training sessions as per Maasai culture — paving an alternate way into womanhood.


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Today is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, a day to remind the world of the cruel, inhuman and degrading practice that deprives #girls and #women their rights to health, security, physical integrity, and life, particularly when the procedure results in death.
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