Welcome to the conversation!

Welcome to the conversation!

Harriet Beecher Stowe's (1811-1896) best-selling anti-slavery novel Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852), made her the most famous American woman of the 19th century and galvanized the abolition movement before the Civil War.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

What do you have zero tolerance for?

What do you have zero tolerance for? What is the issue so close to your heart that you would speak out to raise awareness and inspire others to action? Today is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation and many, including 2011 Stowe Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, are encouraging their followers to call an end to FGM.

Join us in calling for an end to female genital mutilation this Zero Tolerance Day! Together we can #endFGM. http://t.co/mQHHOlkV7s

For more on Zero Tolerance Day and female genital mutilation , check out the UK Department for International Development and the United Nations' pages on this issue.

1 comment:

Penny said...

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Director of UN Women, also shared her thoughts on International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/1/ed-message-for-zero-tolerance-for-fgm-day.