Africa


28 focus countries

Prevalence


FGM is concentrated in 28 countries in a band that spans from West Africa to the Horn of Africa.

The prevalence of FGM varies widely across Africa - from as high as 98% (Somalia) and as low as 1% (Uganda). More importantly, FGM prevalence varies significantly within each country. FGM is a cultural practice particular to specific ethnic groups. These ethnic communities often spread across country borders. For example Somali communities practice FGM in Somalia as well as in Kenya (especially the North East), while the Maasai community practice FGM in both Kenya and Tanzania.  

Prevalence

Country Profiles


Each country profile includes overview data online, including updated prevalence maps and trends graphs, as well as downloadable research relevant to that country.

KEY Organisations in Africa


The following organisations are working to end FGM in Africa


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