International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (UN)
The UN has set 2030 as the date by which Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is eliminated!
Here's what the UN thinks (in 1 min 39 secs)
A Prayer for Today
Let's pray for all affected by FGM - the millions of girls and women whose lives are damaged by this practice.
Let's pray for those who inflict this on the girls in their community,
that they will be moved to understand the consequences and act to prevent further suffering.
Let's pray for those working to educate and change attitudes to FGM - asking God to give them wisdom and strength to help change come about.
We pray this in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. AMEN.