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FGM in Africa

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a human rights violation, a form of violence and discrimination against girls and women. It is most often carried out on girls between infancy and age 15, though adult women are also subjected.

FGM/C in Africa 

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a human rights violation, a form of violence and discrimination against girls and women. It is most often carried out on girls between infancy and age 15, though adult women are also subjected.

Where are women living with the consequences of FGM/C or at risk in Africa? 

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Are there laws against FGM/C in Africa? 

Laws against FGM/C are most common in the African continent. 28 countries in Africa have enacted specific laws or specific legal provisions against FGM/C. 

FGM/C is global, but so is the movement to end it.