Monthly Archives: February 2018

10:22:10 – 10:35:10 Women’s health:


Topic: International Day against Female Genital Mutilation


Guest: Mme Corlett Letlojane –  Executive Director  gotswa Human Rights Institute of South Africa


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Background :


Today which is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission Federica Mogherini, Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, and Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality, Vĕra Jourová, joined together to reaffirm the EU’s strong commitment to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation and made the following statement:


“On International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation we confirm our firm resolves to put an end to this practice which is painful, traumatic and causes long-term health consequences. A practice that is nearly always carried out on children. A practice that is a fundamental human rights violation and an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls.


Despite the efforts of the European Union and its partners, 200 million girls are still suffering from this violation, which occurs in all parts of the world. It is estimated that the same number of girls are at risk of undergoing this practice by 2030.


Source :




·         What is Female Genital Mutilation?

·         What is happening on the International Day against Female Genital Mutilation?

·         How are the Genital Mutilation done to the female, are they surgical or traditional operations?

·         Which African countries are still practicing the Female Genital Mutilation and at what age are females considered to go for mutilation?

·         How can we stop the Female Genital Mutilation in our communities?


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