On November 28, 2012, BanFGM@npwj.org wrote to UnCUT/VOICES Press:
Dear partner, We are very glad to announce … a very important step in the process towards the adoption of the UN Resolution on FGM. This Monday 26 November, the United Nations Third Committee on Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs … adopted the Resolution “Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation.” This is an important preliminary step in the path to adoption by the United Nations General Assembly that is scheduled the third week of December (17-22 December). … In the following weeks, we will stay in touch with you so that when it happens, we will be able to celebrate it in a more collaborated way, even if not in person.
The UN General Assembly Resolution is a strong instrument towards the total elimination of female genital mutilation that urges in its article 4 all States Members to “Condemn all harmful practices that affect women and girls, in particular female genital mutilations, whether committed within or outside a medical institution, and to take all necessary measures, including enacting and enforcing legislation to prohibit female genital mutilations and to protect women and girls from this form of violence, and to end impunity.”
You will find below a series of articles on this victory [that have] appeared in the international press and that present the resolution:
We would like to thank each of you and your organizations for this victory that makes us each day closer to a world without FGM!
Signed on behalf of the BanFGM Coalition by Alvilda Jablonko