FGM/C in the Middle East - Equality Now

FGM/C 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 FGM/C or at risk in the Middle East? 

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Are there laws against FGM/C in the Middle East? 

In the Middle East, only Iraq (Kurdistan) and Oman have specific laws or legal provisions banning FGM/C.

Learn more about Stop FGM Iran.

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