IN PHOTOS: Engaging Health Workers to End Female Genital Mutilation


Friday, February 6 was International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation. Individuals, corporations, NGOs, the media, and foundations rallied together to raise awareness about FGM. Over 140 million girls and women alive today have undergone some form of FGM and it is mostly carried out on young girls sometime between infancy and age 15.

Press Conference on Engaging Health Workers to End Female Genital Mutilation at the United Nations

Edna Adan Ismail (centre), Nurse-Midwife, Director and Founder of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland, addresses a press conference on the subject of engaging health workers to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The press conference took place on the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (6 February).
Edna Adan Ismail (centre), Nurse-Midwife, Director and Founder of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland, addresses a press conference on the subject of engaging health workers to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The press conference took place on the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (6 February).

Jaha Dukureh (left), activist and survivor of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), addresses a press conference on the subject of engaging health workers to end (FGM). At her side is Edna Adan Ismail, Nurse-Midwife, Director and Founder of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The press conference took place on the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (6 February).
Jaha Dukureh (left), activist and survivor of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), addresses a press conference on the subject of engaging health workers to end (FGM). At her side is Edna Adan Ismail, Nurse-Midwife, Director and Founder of the Edna Adan Maternity Hospital in Hargeisa, Somaliland. The press conference took place on the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (6 February).
Nafissatou J. Diop, Senior UNFPA Adviser and Coordinator of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation, addresses a press conference on the subject of engaging health workers to end (FGM). The press conference took place on the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (6 February).
Nafissatou J. Diop, Senior UNFPA Adviser and Coordinator of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation, addresses a press conference on the subject of engaging health workers to end (FGM). The press conference took place on the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation (6 February).

Photos: UN Photo/Mark Garten

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