In the occasion of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for #FemaleGenitalMutilation on 6th February, many were the celebrations organised to say no to #FGM in #Sudan and all over the world. #FGM comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and it is recognized internationally as a violation of the #human #rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted #inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls.
In Sudan about 86% of women have undergone #FGM. It is important since primary school to raise awareness among families, the community and girls about the serious consequences of mutilations, including a higher risk of maternal mortality during childbirth, bleeding during the practice and forms of #disabilities.