Zonta Advocates Ending Female Genital Mutilation(FGM)
FGM, which comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons, is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights, health and integrity of girls and women. Complications from FGM endanger the physical and mental well-being of women and girls.
“FGM and child marriage are both incredibly harmful to girls, women and their communities,” said Zonta International President Sharon Langenbeck. “Zonta endorses the Sustainable Development Goals and is committed to help end both of these practices by 2030.”
As of fall 2023, 41 States have laws against FGM,
States which do not yet have laws against FGM: Alabama, Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, and New Mexico, in addition to the District of Columbia.
Equality Now and AHA foundation are Zonta collaborators to End FGM in the USA
What is the law in your state? Find out here: https://www.equalitynow.org/us_laws_against_fgm_state_by_state/