Chairman Crowley Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Chairman Crowley Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

(Washington, D.C.) – House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) released the following statement today in recognition of International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation:

“Female Genital Mutilation is an illegal and horrifying practice that violates the human rights of girls and women. More than 200 million girls and women around the world have experienced the horrors of FMG, and in the United States, more than 513,000 women and girls have been harmed. This must stop.

“Today, on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, we call for zero tolerance for this violent practice, reinforce our commitment to investing in strategies to end FGM, and to promoting the rights and dignity of all women and girls.”

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