FGM in the Middle East - Equality Now

FGM in the Middle East

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 Middle East? 

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Are there laws against female genital mutilation in the Middle East? 

In the Middle East, only Iraq (Kurdistan) and Oman have specific laws or legal provisions banning female genital mutilation.

Learn more about Stop FGM Iran.

Female genital mutilation is global but so is the movement to end it.