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UN chief: 68 million girls may face genital cuts by 2030

/ 11:16 AM February 07, 2018

UNITED NATIONS — United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has warned that without accelerated action, 68 million girls could be subjected to female genital mutilation by 2030.

In a statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, Guterres said that the practice is “a gross violation of the human rights of women and girls.”

His statement on Tuesday disclosed that over 200 million women and girls in 30 countries across three continents have experienced genital mutilation.


The UN Population Fund projects that the estimated 3.9 million girls subjected to genital cutting every year will rise to 4.6 million by 2030 due to expected population growth unless urgent action is taken.

Agency Executive Director Natalia Kanem urged greater political will, community engagement, and spending to reach the UN goal of ending the practice by 2030.            /kga

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