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Benin

  According to UNICEF, the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in Benin is 13%. 93% of women and girls want to put an end to the practice. In the southern regions of Atlantique, Mono Couffo, Plateau and Oueme usually less than 2% of women underwent FGM practices (Terre des Femmes), while in Borgou up to 58% …

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Belgium

  Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) may occur amongst members of migrant communities in Belgium, even though it is considered a non-practising country. According to a report by the European Institute for Gender Equality, FGM/C is banned by Article 409 of the Penal Code. The report notes that to perform, participate, facilitate and  attempt to perform FGM/C are considered …

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Austria

  Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) occurs among members of migrant communities in Austria, even though it is considered a non-practising country. It is estimated that about 8,000 women in Austria are affected by FGM/C. Austria passed criminal legislation prohibiting FGM/C also overseas. Austria ratified the ICESCR in 1978, the CEDAW in 1982 and the CRC in 1992. Austria signed and ratified the Istanbul Convention, which entered into …

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Australia

  Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) occurs in Australia even though it is considered a non-practising country. A report by No FGM Australia states that more than 83,000 female immigrants in Australia underwent or are at risk of undergoing FGM/C. FGM/C constitutes a risk also for girls born in Australia. As highlighted in the Review of Australia’s Female …

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Angola

  Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) may occur among members of migrant communities in Angola, even though it is considered a non-practising country. Angola has acceded to the CEDAW in 1986 and the ICESCR in 1992. In 1990, it ratified the CRC and the Banjul Charter.   FGM/C Country of Origin Experts for Angola Virginie Tallio  virginie.tallio@gmail.com Dr Virginie Tallio is an anthropologist who …

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