First, on February 6, 2003, Stella Obasanjo, the First Lady of Nigeria, made the official declaration on "Zero Tolerance to FGM" in Africa during a conference organized by the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children (IAC). Then the UN Sub-Commission on Human Rights adopted this day as an international awareness day.
- "Statement on the International Day Against Female Genital Mutilation, UNFPA". http://www.unfpa.org/news/news.cfm?ID=927. Retrieved 2010-02-06.
- Charlotte Feldman-Jacobs. "Commemorating International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation". http://www.prb.org/Articles/2009/fgmc.aspx. Retrieved 2010-02-06.
- Child protection from violence, exploitation and abuse (tested on February 6, 2010)
- FGM Education and Networking Project (tested on February 6, 2010)