International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Date of event: 6 February 2013
Location: Worldwide

UNFPA, UNICEF and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) will host a Google+ Hangout discussion from 7:45 am EST (12:45 pm GMT) on the progress made in FGM/C abandonment, and the challenges that remain ahead.

The virtual event will feature:

  • Lynne Featherstone, UK Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development and Champion for the elimination of violence against women
  • Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA
  • Dr. Atef El Shitany, Rapporteur of the National Population Council, Egypt
  • Molly Melching, Founder and Executive Director of Tostan
  • Janet Tumer, Young Il Shamus activist and FGM/C survivor, Kenya