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Eradicating female genital mutilation - national action plan 2016-2020: equality impact assessment

Published: 20 Sep 2017

Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) record for Scotland's national action plan to prevent and eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) 2016 to 2020.

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Eradicating female genital mutilation - national action plan 2016-2020: equality impact assessment
Annex A

Annex A

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting ( FGM/C) is concentrated in a swathe of countries from the Atlantic coast to the Horn of Africa

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is concentrated in a swathe of countries from the Atlantic coast to the Horn of Africa

FGM has also been documented in communities including:

  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Oman
  • the United Arab Emirates
  • the Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Pakistan

Percentage of girls and women aged 15 to 49 years who have undergone FGM/C

Note: In Liberia, girls and women who have heard of the Sande society were asked whether they were members; this provides indirect information on FGM/C since it is performed during initiation into the society.

Source: UNICEF global databases, 2014, based on DHS, MICS and other nationally representative surveys, 2004-2013. http://www.data.unicef.org/child-protection/fgmc


Contact

Email: Bruce Sutherland, bruce.sutherland@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG