Published by: Unicef

The report is centered on the initial KAP investigation of FGM conducted in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I), which also happens to be the first KAP survey of its kind in the Middle East-North Africa region. It offers a new and significant outlook on FGM by aiming to identify and describe the hindrances to eliminating FGM in KR-I. This information will help shape the design of interventions that can effectively tackle these obstacles. The study was based on a survey of 827 households situated in Erbil and Sulaimaniyah governorates, including Garmyan sub-district.