December 30, 2016

Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation

An estimated 135 million of the world’s girls and women have undergone genital mutilation, and two million girls a year are at risk of mutilation – approximately 6,000 per day. It is practiced extensively in Africa and is common in some countries in the Middle East. It also occurs, mainly among immigrant communities, in parts of Asia and the Pacific, North and Latin America and Europe. In the Middle East, FGM is practiced in Egypt, Oman, Yemenand the United Arab Emirates.

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