Responding to female genital mutilation: multi-agency guidance

A framework for agencies and practitioners to develop and agree processes that promote the safety and wellbeing of women and girls.

Appendix 3: Countries where FGM is practised

FGM/C is concentrated in a swathe of countries from the Atlantic coast to the Horn of Africa

Countries where FGM is practised

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.


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