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Female Genital Mutilation ‘Unacceptable’ in 21st Century – UN Youth Envoy

Female Genital Mutilation ‘Unacceptable’ in 21st Century – UN Youth Envoy

Children's Health, NEWS
UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, has condemned the practice of female genital mutilation, saying it was not acceptable in the 21st century. Wickramanayake spoke at an international forum in the Gambia on strategies to combat the practice, a day ahead of the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. The UN youth envoy underscored that the ghastly practice was an aversion to the human rights of millions and kept them from achieving their full potential. “This is not acceptable and this is done in the name of tradition, culture, religion or in the name of ensuring that women are to take on subservient roles to the men they will eventually marry. “This is not acceptable in the 21st century,” Wickramanayake said. Globally, ov