UN Principals Joint Statement on Ending Violence Against Women and Girls

We, the undersigned Heads of United Nations organisations, are deeply concerned that violence against women and girls continues to be one of the most pervasive manifestations of discrimination against women and violations of human rights.

Fewer Girls Threatened by Female Genital Mutilation: UNFPA and UNICEF call for accelerated efforts as the practice begins to decline

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 6 February 2013—Fewer girls are subjected to the life-threatening practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) according to new data from the United Nations, released on 6 February, the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation.  Read

Women's and rights activitists to continuously work to end sunat perempuan

JAKARTA, Indonesia: The road to end female circumcision tradition in Indonesia is still long and winding, but women and rights activists and officials from related ministires expressed their committment to continuously fighting for and garnering wider supports for the wellbeing of Indonesian women and girls from the practice that cause health and psychological impacts. Read