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India

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) may occur in India, even though it is considered a non-practising country. There are, however, reports of FGM/C being performed in India.   We have no FGM/C Country of Origin Expert and no Anti-FGM/C NGOs for India, but welcome suggestions. Please contact us. 

United Kingdom

  Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) occurs in the United Kingdom, even though it is considered a non-practising country. A 2014 study estimates that 137,000 women and girls, who were born in and have experienced FGM/C in FGM/C practising countries, live in England and Wales in 2011. The study goes on to say that between 1996 and 2010, 144,000 …

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Togo

  According to UNICEF, in Togo the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is 4%. 89% of women and girls want the practice to end.  Terre des Femmes notes that FGM/C prevalence varies according to region and ethnic group. While it is not usually practised in urban areas, prevalence can be relatively high in rural areas. The …

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Sierra Leone

According to UNICEF, the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in Sierra Leone is 88%. A recent study notes that the prevalence of FGM/C among the Temne, Mende, and Limba (the 3 largest ethnic groups) is about 80%. Terre des Femmes notes that a third of girls is cut before the age of 4, another third before the age of 10, and …

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Senegal

According to UNICEF, the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in Senegal is 26%, however, variations in prevalence within the country are dramatic. At least, 1 girl out of 5 has experienced infibulation. 79% of all girls and women want the practice to end. Terre des Femmes notes that in the Matam, Tambacounda, Kédougou, Kolda and Sédhiou regions FGM …

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Japan

Anti-FGM Organisation in Japan Women’s Action against FGM, Japan (WAAF)  www.jca.apc.org/~waaf/page/cat/9-1.html2-4-12 Rokkodai, Matsudo, Chiba 270-2203, JapanEmail: waafjapan@hotmail.com, waaf@jca.apc.org WAAF was founded in 1996. It is run by a staff of volunteer female activists and has about 100 members. For a relatively small organisation, it has made significant strides in Japan by raising awareness about FGM/C, …

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Italy

Anti-FGM Organisation in Italy NOSOTRAS Onlus   www.nosotras.itVia Faenza 103, 50123 Florence FI –  ItalyTel: +39 055 277 63 26Email: donnenosotras@gmail.com; mgf@nosotras.it  NOSOSTRAS engages in the fight for women’s rights and since 1998  with a special focus on FGM/C. The main objective is to put an end to FGM/C and the actions taken are focused on: training (teachers – …

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Egypt

  According to UNICEF, the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in Egypt is 91%. In contrast to the situation of other FGM/C-practising countries, in Egypt FGM/C is mainly performed by medical professionals (77%). About 80% FGM/C was performed to girls between the ages of 5 and 14. Terre des Femmes notes that, in spite of the medicalization …

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Ethiopia

According to UNICEF, the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in Ethiopia is 74%. Terre des Femmes notes that in multi-denominational Ethiopia FGM/C is practiced by all religious communities. It is particularly prevalent among orthodox Christians, Catholics and Muslims. FGM is practised in both rural and urban areas, however, there is a higher prevalence in urban areas (74.7%) than in rural …

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Russia

There are reports stating that FGM/C is practised in Russia’s Dagestan.     We have no FGM/C Country of Origin Experts for Russia, but would welcome suggestions. Please contact us.   We have no Anti-FGM/C Organisations in Russia, but would welcome suggestions. Please contact us.