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Latest items for INFIB-DATA-2

Aug. 29, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Countries: Canada
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Women from a small Muslim sect called the Dawoodi Bohras have reported that female genital mutilation has been performed on them in Canada, a study given to the federal government reveals. The first research of its kind to probe the practice within this tightly knit South Asian community, the study found that 80 per cent of Bohra women surveyed have undergone FGM and two of the study’s 18 Canadian participants said it happened within Canada’s borders" (para 1-2).
Aug. 15, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"In a remote, deeply traditional corner of southern Kenya, thousands of young Maasai girls wearing black and white robes and with blood sprinkled on their foreheads dance in the light of dawn. Loudly, enthusiastically, they sing traditional songs with the support of a choir and gifted drummers. In the town of Entasopia, the girls are undergoing a rite of passage that resembles the tribe’s customary coming-of-age ceremony—but without the usual horror of genital mutilation"(para 1)"[Joan] Siyuama is among many Maasai girls who are bucking a tradition that has disfigured millions of their ancestors. For the Maasai community, traditional culture permeates every aspect of daily life. Until recently, that culture dictated ...more
Aug. 7, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"CNN reported back in 2015 that genital mutilation is a problem for millions of schoolgirls in Egypt, with as many as 92 percent of married Egyptian women between the ages of 15 to 49 having been subjected to the medically dangerous practice" (para 8).
July 31, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Although Patwa and others describe it as a widespread practice, it’s not universally performed among the Bohra. Sahiyo, a Mumbai-based organization that campaigns against the procedure, estimates that about 80 percent of girls within the community have had it done" (para 16).
July 31, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Patwa, who is part of the activist group Speak Out on FGM, said that given its clandestine nature, it’s hard to estimate how many people perform female circumcisions in the U.S. But there are a small number in the Bohra community who are known by elders and tend to be clustered around large cities with Bohra mosques, she said. When many Bohra girls are age 6 to 8, their parents approach — or are approached by — a 'secret network' of female elders about getting the girls cut. There is then an informal vetting process to make sure a request is legitimate and not an attempt to expose any activities, ...more
July 28, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Countries: Gambia, Mauritania
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"According to the data, 14-year-old girls and below represent 44 million of those who have been cut, and Indonesia is among the three countries with the highest prevalence of FGM among this age group, along with Gambia and Mauritania" (para 4).
July 28, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Countries: Egypt, Ethiopia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"It is the first time the global report has included Indonesia on the list, but the country ' combined with Egypt and Ethiopia ' accounts for half of 200 million girls and women in 30 countries that have undergone FGM, the study reveals" (para 2).
July 28, 2017, 8:04 a.m.
Countries: Indonesia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Half of girls under 11 years old in Indonesia are circumcised, according to the latest finding by UNICEF" (para 1). "the country ' combined with Egypt and Ethiopia ' accounts for half of 200 million girls and women in 30 countries that have undergone FGM, the study reveals" (para 2). "According to the data, 14-year-old girls and below represent 44 million of those who have been cut, and Indonesia is among the three countries with the highest prevalence of FGM among this age group, along with Gambia and Mauritania" (para 4). "UNICEF Indonesia spokeswoman Kinanti Pinta Karana said the survey indicated that 13.4 million Indonesian girls aged 11 and below ...more
July 4, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: United States
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that in 2012, 513,000 women and girls here were ‘at risk of or had been subjected’ to [FGM]" (p 5)
June 9, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
Countries: India
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Young girls aged six and seven are regularly being cut right here, in India. Mumbai abounds with untrained midwives who continue to scar young girls from the Bohra community, a Shia sub sect" (para 2). "Like most women in the two million-strong Bohra community, Aarefa was cut too" (para 7). "Sahiyo members are analysing the results of an online survey they conducted. Preliminary findings show that 80% of 400 respondents [in the Bohra community] have been cut" (para 25).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Togo
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 5% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 97% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 87% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 90% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Guinea-Bissau
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 45% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 98% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Ghana
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 4% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 15% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Chad
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 44% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Mauritania
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 69% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 21% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Cameroon, Uganda
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 1% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 50% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 76% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 83% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Central African Rep
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 24% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Benin
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 9% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Cote D'Ivoire
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 38% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 2% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).
June 8, 2017, 9:38 a.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

An infographic near paragraph 21 indicated that 93% of women ages 15-49 have been cut (TPJ - CODER COMMENT).