Posted by in on October 24, 2008

Eliminating Female Genital Mutiliation: An Interagency Statement

A call to all States, international and national organisations, civil society, and communities to uphold the rights of girls and women. It also calls on those bodies and communities to develop, strengthen, and support specific and concrete actions directed towards ending female genital mutilation (FGM). According to the statement, while there are positive signs, prevalence in many areas remains high and there is an urgent need to intensify, expand, and improve efforts if female genital mutilation is to be eliminated within one generation.