International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (6 February 2018)


On this International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, France calls on the international community to step up its efforts to end these degrading practices and the violation of girls’ and women’s rights.

Even today, more than 200 million women living in 30 countries have been mutilated and an estimated 3 million girls aged 15 or less are subjected to mutilation each year.

France champions the rights of girls and women worldwide.

Since 2012 and the launch of the G8 initiative on maternal and newborn health, it supports the prevention and care for women subjected to gender-based violence through the French Muskoka Fund, for example.

France is also taking action by funding awareness-raising actions such as the television series “C’est-la-Vie,” which has been co-financed by France since 2012 and aired on 44 national African channels.