According to UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore and UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, who were on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 2,000,000 extra cases of female genital mutilation may happen over the course of the next 10 years as COVID-19 closes schools and disrupts programs that help shield young women from this hurtful practice.
UNICEF and UNFPA are doing everything they can to prevent this from occurring. Prior to this program, the Sustainable Development Goals focus of ending female genital mutilation by 2030 was ongoing, and a driven responsibility by authorities. Sadly, the pandemic has honed the two establishments resolve to protect the 4 million girls and women who are in danger of female genital mutilation every year.
As indicated by UNICEF and UNFPA ending female genital mutilation requires coordinated effort among a wide gathering of partners. This includes global, regional, national and local policymakers; civil society from small grass-roots organizations and women’s rights groups to international non-governmental organizations; agents of change from teachers and health workers to religious leaders and local elders; as well as law enforcement and judicial officials.
Men and boys also have a vital task to carry out. They believe togetherness, can intensify the incredible and powerful voices of survivors who are progressively driving extraordinary change in their communities.
Countries where female genital mutilation is as of now declining, the outfits actually think progress needs to increase ten-fold to meet the global target of elimination by 2030. This will require some $2.4 billion throughout the next decade, which breaks down to under $100 per young lady. This is a little cost to pay for saving a young lady’s real integrity. Notwithstanding, a large portion of this cash presently can’t seem to be raised.
UNICEF are keen on guaranteeing that girls access to education, health care – including sexual and reproductive health services – and livelihoods, which will be protected by laws, policies and new social norms. The very mediations that will end female genital mutilation will also uphold the force and organization of girls and women to practice their basic liberties, arrive at their latent capacity and contribute completely to their communities and prospects.
According to UNICEF, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) shouldn’t go on without serious consequences. The world has had enough of this savagery against women and girls, and the time has come to unite around demonstrated procedures, fund them satisfactorily and act accordingly.