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Zero Tolerance Day

Commemoration of International Zero Tolerance Day in the Gambia The theme for this year’s commemoration is, “Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030.” 

Since 2003, GAMCOTRAP has been observing “Zero tolerance to FGM Day” with communities at grassroots level thus bringing the information to their door steps. After 31 years of advocacy on the eradication of FGM, the practice was banned on 28th December 2015 with the above mentioned statement included. 

In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated 6 February as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This day is observed to enhance awareness of the issue and to encourage concrete actions against the practice. "Sustainable development demands full human rights for all women and girls. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises an end to this practice by 2030."

infoZero Tolerance 2018 Report