FGM in the Asia Pacific Region
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 the Asia-Pacific?
Are there laws against FGM/C in the Asia Pacific region?
In Asia, not a single country has enacted a specific legal prohibition against FGM/C. Both Australia and New Zealand have specific laws against FGM/C.