1 September 2021

Alarming Prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation in Djibouti: New Report Highlights Urgent Need for Action

Blog by Savannah Grantham for the FGM/C Research Initiative

In Djibouti, the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting (‘FGM/C’) among women aged 15 to 49 is alarmingly high, at 93.1%. A report by Orchid Project emphasises how widespread the practice is in the nation. Furthermore, a detailed geographic analysis reveals regional disparities, with FGM/C prevalence at 92.9% in the Djibouti city region, but rising to 94.9% in the rest of the country.

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