The prevalence of FGM/C among women aged 15-49 in Djibouti is 93.1%.
51% of women aged 15-49 believe that FGM/C should stop.
FGM/C prevalence in the Djibouti region is 92.9%; in all other regions, it is 94.9%
FGM/C is most likely to take place between the ages of 5 and 9
Type III (sewn closed) is the most common type of FGM/C practised
More than three-quarters of FGM/C is performed by traditional practitioners; about 20% by medical personnel
Distribution of FGM/C across Djibouti
The prevalence of FGM/C among women aged 15-49 in the capital region of Djibouti is 92.9%. The prevalence in the rest of the country is 94.9%. Women aged 15-49 who live in rural areas are more like to undergo FGM/C (95.5%) than those who live in urban areas (93.1%).
The prevalence of women aged 15-49 who have at least one daughter who has undergone FGM/C is 48.5%.
In 2006, the prevalence of FGM/C for women aged 15-49 was measured to be 93.1%. In 2002 it was measured to be 98.1%. However, due to the different methods used in each survey, this may not represent a real drop in prevelance.
Trends in FGM/C Prevalence in Djibouti
FGM/C Legislation in Djibouti
The Djibouti Government passed legislation in 1995 prohibiting FGM/C (Article 333 of the Penal Code). In 2009, Law No. 55 introduced further amendments, including criminalising the failure to report FGM/C to the authorities. Evidence suggests, however, that, due to ineffective implementation of the law, there have been no convictions in Djibouti to date.
1,003,096 (as at 13 September 2021), with a 1.33% growth rate (2021 est.)
50 deaths per 1,000 live births (2019)
248 deaths per 100,000 live births (2017)
166 out of 189 countries (2019)