United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN)
UN Women is one of the United Nations agency that focuses its activity in enforcing gender equality and empowering women in many aspects. UN Women was also established to support its members to create progression to help a better situation and cater the need of women. UN Women is working to also support the Sustainable Development Goals in gender equality in several priority sectors such as women’s participation, equal rights of income and job opportunities, violence-free life and the room of improvement for women to be able to contribute more.
The Threat of Cultural Practice: Understanding the Damage of FGM against the Rights of Women
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) involves the practice of removing and damaging a healthy and normal female genital tissue which could destruct the functions of girls' and women's bodies, especially their reproduction and urinary system. There are several different procedures and objects of removal in FGM even though all of it is still applied in women’s genital area. FGM is executed for a non-medical reason as it is not defined as any other health practices by the World Health Organization (WHO). Many of the world citizens condemn this practice as a violation of women’s rights and putting their lives in danger. However, the practice is still being done in some countries due to the norm and culture as well as the construction of beliefs amongst society. Therefore, the progression of women’s rights, treatment, and dignity are being questioned due to this cultural practice full of risks. Should this habitual action continue or being eradicated from the list of the world’s culture?