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Latest items for INFIB-DATA-2

Feb. 17, 2020, 8:48 a.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1, INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no law addressing female genital mutilation. Female genital mutilation does not represent a practice of concern in Azerbaijan" (7)
Feb. 17, 2020, 8:43 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"An estimated 53,000 women and girls born overseas and now living in Australia have undergone female genital mutilation in their lifetime, data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on Wednesday found. This equates to a rate of 4.3 per 1,000 women and girls in Australia, or 0.4% of Australia’s overall female population. The figures were calculated by combining the latest available international survey data with Australian population estimates for 2017. Prevalence rates of female genital mutilation by country were available for only 29 countries although it is known to be practised more widely, which means the figures might underestimate the issue" (para 1-2)
Feb. 17, 2020, 8:36 a.m.
Countries: Armenia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

After extensive research, no information has been found on FGM being practiced in Armenia. As a result, it appears that FGM in Armenia is either nonexistent or very rare (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 11:56 p.m.
Countries: China
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The section of China's country profile titled "Selected contextual data" indicates that the percentage of women ages 15-49 who have undergone female genital mutiliation is 0.0 (2)
Feb. 15, 2020, 11:51 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The section of Cambodia's country profile titled "Selected contextual data" indicates that the percentage of women ages 15-49 who have undergone female genital mutilation is 0.0 (2)
Feb. 15, 2020, 11:47 p.m.
Countries: Bhutan
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The section of Bhutan's country profile titled "Selected contextual data" indicates that the percentage of women ages 15-49 who have undergone female genital mutilation is 0.0 (2)
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no evidence that female genital mutilation is widely practiced in Afghanistan" (6)
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:39 p.m.
Countries: Angola
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The section of Angola's country profile titled "Selected contextual data" indicates that the percentage of women ages 15-49 who have undergone female genital mutiliation is 0.0 (2)
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:21 p.m.
Countries: Cyprus
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Female genital mutilation is against the law in Cyprus but this does not mean that girls are safe. Between 12 % and 17 % of girls living in Cyprus from FGM-practising countries are at risk of female genital mutilation. These are the findings released today by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)" (para 1)
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:12 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "TABLEAU RÉCAPITULATIF DE LA MISE EN ŒUVRE DE L’ENQUÊTE ET DE LA SYNTHÈSE DES RÉSULTATS", or "Summary Table of the Implementation of the Survey and of the Summary Results", indicates on page XXVII that "Pourcentage de femmes de 15-49 ans qui déclarent avoir subi une forme de MGF/E", or "Percentage of women aged 15-49 who report having undergone some form of FGM / C", is 36.7% (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 9:09 p.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "TABLEAU RÉCAPITULATIF DE LA MISE EN ŒUVRE DE L’ENQUÊTE ET DE LA SYNTHÈSE DES RÉSULTATS", or "Summary Table of the Implementation of the Survey and of the Summary Results", indicates on page XXVII that "Pourcentage de filles âgées de 0-14 ans ayant subi une forme quelconque de MGF / E, tel que rapporté par les mères âgées de 15-49 ans", or "Percentage of girls aged 0-14 years who have undergone some form of FGM / C, as reported by mothers aged 15-49 years", is 10.9%. (MAD - CODER COMMENT)
Feb. 15, 2020, 8:44 p.m.
Countries: Comoros
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"No sources indicate that this is a practice of concern in Comoros" (5)
Feb. 15, 2020, 8:37 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Despite some progress in reducing FGM prevalence, women and girls continue to be tortured through this horrifying practice and girls are married, sometimes by force, as soon as they enter puberty" (para 3)
Feb. 15, 2020, 8:30 p.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Between 2004 and 2014/15, the overall prevalence for women aged 15-49 fell from 44.9% to 38.4%" (para 4)
Feb. 15, 2020, 8:10 p.m.
Countries: Cape Verde
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1, INFIB-DATA-2

"Data from the National Police and the Public Prosecutor’s’ Office show no record of complaints of FGM, which is considered a crime, punishable under the GBV Law as a serious offense to physical integrity (article 23, nº2), including the punishment of perpetrators even if FGM was practiced outside of Cabo Verde" (9)
Feb. 15, 2020, 8 p.m.
Countries: Cameroon
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Cameroon has one of the lower rates of FGM in Africa. Studies have put the prevalence rate at about 1% nationally and about 20% in the most affected communities. FGM is mainly practiced in the south-west by the Ejagham tribe and in the extreme north of the country by the Haoussas, Arapshouas, Fulbe and Arab descended people (see Prevalence of FGM)" (5)
Feb. 15, 2020, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"[Breast ironing] cases have also been reported in the UK and as many as 1,000 girls from West African immigrant communities in the UK are believed to have undergone 'breast ironing,' The Week reported" (para 4)
Feb. 15, 2020, 7:54 p.m.
Countries: Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea-Bissau, Togo
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"While studies have found that 'breast ironing' is practiced in Chad, Guinea Bissau, Togo, and Benin, it is most common in Cameroon, where nearly a quarter of girls and women have had their breasts 'ironed' (para 4)
Feb. 15, 2020, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Cambodia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There are no reports of female genital mutilation (FGM) being practiced in Cambodia" (8)
Feb. 15, 2020, 7:37 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"It does not appear that FGM is a concern in Burundi" (6)
Feb. 15, 2020, 7:33 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2, GEW-DATA-1

"Sexual assaults, breast mutilation, and rape by both Myanmar military and non-Rohingya civilians were frequently described, both before and during the August 2017 attacks" (10)
Feb. 14, 2020, 4 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Of 114 Rohingya survivors interviewed by PHR during four separate field investigations to Cox’s Bazar in 2017 and 2018, 11 (9.6 percent) said that they had been the subject of some kind of deliberate bodily mutilation or had witnessed Myanmar security forces mutilating others. The victims of those mutilations suggest that the security forces intentionally targeted women and girls – particularly those who were pregnant – with mutilations of their breasts, genitals, or other body parts, often while or after they were raped" (para 4). "The mutilation of the genitalia and other reproductive organs of both males and females should not be confused with harmful culturally-bound or ceremonial practices, such...more
Feb. 14, 2020, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Although FGM is prohibited in Burkina Faso the practice remains widespread, and often takes place in deplorable unsanitary conditions,” said Yves Boukari Traoré, Amnesty International’s Executive Director in Burkina Faso" (para 3). "The practice is a major cause of death and disability among women and girls in Burkina Faso. According to the Multi-Sector Survey (EMC), in 2015, 67.6% of Burkina women aged between 15 and 49 said they had undergone FGM. Even though FGM is banned, tradition and custom hold such sway that the practice continues to take place secretly in deplorable sanitary conditions, and there have been only occasional prosecutions" (para 9-10)
Feb. 14, 2020, 3:39 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"According to the UN’s children’s agency, Unicef, three-quarters of women aged 15-49 have undergone the procedure" (para 7). "FGM is practiced across all regions, ethnic groups and religions in Burkina Faso. It is most common in rural areas, where insecurity often prevents civil society groups from reaching communities, [Jean-Paul Murunga, programme officer for ending harmful practices for the NGO Equality Now] said" (para 11)
Feb. 14, 2020, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Bulgaria does not...provide data estimating the proportion of girls (in the resident migrant population) at risk of female genital mutilation" (4)
Feb. 14, 2020, 3:24 p.m.
Countries: Bulgaria
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no evidence to suggest that female genital mutilation is practised in Bulgaria" (7)
Feb. 14, 2020, 3:18 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There have been no widespread studies conducted, so prevalence of female genital cutting (FGC) in Brunei is unknown. Stop FGM Middle East suggest the practice is widespread amongst Muslim women" (para 1)
Feb. 14, 2020, 3:14 p.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: INFIB-PRACTICE-1, INFIB-DATA-2

"The Committee on the Rights of the Child (2016) reports on the persistence of female genital mutilation which is admitted in Brunei Darussalam as female circumcision. The Ministry of Religious Affairs reportedly recognises female circumcision as religious rite" (7)
Feb. 14, 2020, 3:11 p.m.
Countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no evidence to suggest that FGM is practiced in Bosnia and Herzegovina" (6)
Feb. 14, 2020, 3:07 p.m.
Countries: Botswana
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"No evidence suggest FGM is practised in Botswana" (6)