UN Resolution on Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations


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The UN Resolution 69/150 on ‘Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilations’ was adopted by the General Assembly on 18 December 2014.

It “stresses that the empowerment of women and girls is key to breaking the cycle of discrimination and violence and for the promotion and protection of human rights, including the right to the highest attainable standard of mental and physical health, including sexual and reproductive health”. Furthermore, it “urges states to pursue a comprehensive, culturally sensitive, systematic approach that incorporates a social perspective and is based on human rights and gender-equality principles in providing education and training to families, local community leaders and members of all professions relevant to the protection and empowerment of women and girls in order to increase awareness of and commitment to the elimination of female genital mutilations”.

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