Commitment to advocate for Women’s Health and Safety
Zonta International invites clubs and members to advocate locally and internationally for the banning of female genital mutilation. Share with the world how you #Act2EndFGM by being part of the online conversation and participating in social media using the UN’s materials..
STOP FGM Act Passed in 2020
The Zonta USA Caucus supported the STOP FGM Act of 2020 and asked its advocates to contact their legislators to pass the law. Though the practice was already outlawed in the United States, the language needed to be tightened. On 5 January 2021, it became law; it will empower federal authorities to prosecute people who carry out or conspire to carry out female genital mutilation in the United States and increases the maximum prison sentence from five to 10 years.