A l’occasion de la Journée de tolérance zéro contre les MGF, le 6 février 2008, plus de 100 représentants des organisations internationales, de la société civile, des médias, des missions diplomatiques et des autorités genevoises se sont réunis.
Mukhtar Mai's counsel, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, had moved an application for adjournment, which was considered the best course of action in the current circumstances. With no right to a further appeal, Mai's rapists will stay in jail. However, the threat to the safety of Mukhtar Mai, and her family, from those implicated in the interference in her case remains.
The government of Haiti is failing to protect the country's girls against rape and sexual violence, Amnesty International said, as it launched a report calling for authorities to recognise the severity of the problem.