Here are some useful reports and articles on research into FGM undertaken by 28 Too Many and other organisations/institutions. Please contact us with any suggestions or amendments to this list of publications.

28 Too Many Country Profiles

Please click on the relevant country on our Country Profiles page to find our detailed country reports and key statistics documents

28 Too Many Factsheets

Laws Relating to FGM (June 2015)

Overview of Strategies to End FGM (June 2015)

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) (November 2015)

28 Too Many Reports

The Medicalisation of FGM (June 2016)

FGM in East Africa Summary report by 28 Too Many (February 2014)

The Impact of Emergency Situations on Female Genital Mutilation, briefing paper by 28 Too Many (February 2014)

28 Too Many and OxLWOB Student Research Panel

FGM and the Law Newsletter June 2015 


Other FGM Research

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change by UNICEF (July 2013)

Changing a harmful social convention: female genital mutilation cutting by UNICEF Innocenti research Centre (May 2008)

The Dynamics of social change towards the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting in five African countries by The UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre (October 2012) 

Eliminating female gential mutialtion An interagency statement - OHCHR, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNECA, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIFEM, WHO (2008) by WHO

The Female Genital Cutting Education and Networking Project

Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A Statistical Exploration 2005 by UNICEF (November 2005)

Female Genital Mutilation Practices in Kenya: The Role of Alternative Rites of Passage A case study of Kisii and Kuria districts by Feed The Minds (March 2011)

Global Consultation on Female Gential Mutilation/Cutting by UNFPA (2009)

Global Strategy to stop health-care providers from performing female genital mutilation via WHO website (2010)

Platform for Action Towards the abandonment of female genital mutilation/cutting by The donors working group on female genital mutilation/cutting, produced by UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre

What works and what does not: approaches for the abandonment of female genital mutilation via WHO website

An update on WHOs work on female genital mutilation (FGM) by WHO (2011)

General and related reseach

K4Health DHS Toolkits

Measure DHS Demographic and health surveys

UNICEF Office of Research







The Ashworth Group