6th February

Zonta International District 29
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Ending Female Genital Mutilation by 2030

In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated February 6th the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, with the aim to amplify and direct the efforts on the elimination of this practice. Following the spirit of Sustainable development Goal.

“On the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, join us in calling to accelerate investment to end female genital mutilation and uphold the human rights of all women and girls."
UN Secretary-General António Guterres

On 23 May 2022 Zonta International recognized International Day to End Obstetric Fistula under the theme, “End Fistula Now: Invest in Quality Healthcare, Empower Communities!”

Zonta International District 29Read the Zonta International Statement on International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2022...




Remember the ZI Liberia Fistula Program?

From 2008 to 2018 Zonta International contributed more than US$3.5 million to the UNFPA’s Liberia Fistula Project.

  • The program focused on prevention, treatment and rehabilitation.
  • With Zonta’s support, more than 350,000 women, girls and community members benefited from continued advocacy focused on fistula prevention, access to quality reproductive health services and the availability of free tree treatment for those women and girls living with fistula.
  • The program also trained four residents, five nurses and three certified midwives in clinical management of obstetric fistula and post-operative care.

How a 3 month old baby can say NO to excision?

Please read the poignant Saly’s story – a new member of Zonta Club Meaux. All that she lived and survived – Her life lessons, obstacles overcome, barriers crossed – Between revolts, struggles, according to traditions, family rebellions, neighborhood scenes, school, rap, decisive trips and associative commitment, I found myself deputy mayor-deputy youth of a city of France Meaux.

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