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 female genital mutilation or at risk in the Asia-Pacific?
Are there laws against female genital mutilation in the Asia Pacific region?
In Asia, not a single country has enacted a specific legal prohibition against female genital mutilation. Both Australia and New Zealand have specific laws against female genital mutilation.