International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation. It also condemns the FGM.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
One of the beliefs in support for this day acknowledges that culture is in “constant flux,” and with the concerns begetting FGM being so high-risk, the abolition of such practices must be prompt. This is a movement for the rights of women and their bodies, as well as the protection of their physical health- which can be tremendously affected later in life. These efforts are to benefit actions fighting violence against women and girls as a whole.
Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights, the health and the integrity of girls and women. Girls who undergo female genital mutilation face short-term complications such as severe pain, shock, excessive bleeding, infections, and difficulty in passing urine, as well as long-term consequences for their sexual and reproductive health and mental health. To promote the elimination of female genital mutilation, coordinated and systematic efforts are needed, and they must engage whole communities and focus on human rights, gender equality, sexual education and attention to the needs of women and girls who suffer from its consequences.
Female genital mutilation and cutting is a violation of the basic rights of women and girls," and that "it is a dangerous and irreversible procedure that negatively impacts the general health, childbearing capabilities and educational opportunities of girls and women. It has been spoken about on numerous occasions that holding a day for zero intolerance of FGM is not just based on medical precautions, but as a way to protest the misogyny against females that is indirectly posed and deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls.
International bureau of Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan