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Nov. 17, 2018, 1:43 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"More than 30 people suspected of performing and aiding the female genital mutilation (FGM) of dozens of young girls have been arrested in Burkina Faso, the Associated Press reported on Tuesday...The arrests follow earlier reports of approximately 50 girls being hospitalized in the country after undergoing FGM in Kaya, a city just north of the capital, Ouagadougou" (para 1, 2). "FGM is a cultural practice — not a religious one — believed to preserve a female’s 'purity' and make her a more appealing marriage prospect and globally more than 200 million women and girls have undergone FGM, according to the World Health Organization" (para 3). "Approximately 76% of women and...more
Oct. 29, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2, AOM-DATA-2

"No data has been collected on FGM or child marriage since they were outlawed, the U.N. children's agency UNICEF said, so there is no evidence to prove the laws were respected under Jammeh or that they are now being widely broken. Before the bans, about 75 percent of girls in Gambia were cut and 30 percent married before the age of 18, UNICEF says" (para 15-16).
Oct. 26, 2018, 8:42 a.m.
Countries: Senegal
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Other major human rights problems included: . . . female genital mutilation/cutting" (page 1). "While not commonly inflicted on adult women, almost all girls in the northern Fouta Region were victims of FGM/C, as were 60 to 70 percent of girls in the south and southeast. Sealing, one of the most extreme and dangerous forms of FGM/C, was sometimes practiced by the Toucouleur, Mandinka, Soninke, Peul, and Bambara ethnic groups. According to the NGO German Society for International Cooperation, excision, type II, was the form of FGM/C most frequently practiced According to 2012-13 survey data from the National Institute for Statistics, FGM/C had been performed on 18 percent of girls...more
Oct. 22, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Countries: Iran
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"A 2012 study on Kermanshah Province suggested that FGM/C was a common practice among women there, with more than 55 percent of girls circumcised before the age of seven" (para 150)
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Mali
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "Countries with highest prevlanece of FGM, 2004-2015" shows 89% of women between the ages of 15-49 years in Mali have undergone female genital mutilation (1).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Ethiopia, Indonesia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"The total number of women living with the consequences of genital mutilation or cutting is 200 million worldwide—70 million more than reported in 2014. The massive hike is due in part to population growth, and in part to new data collected in Indonesia, one of three countries—along with Egypt and Ethiopia—that account for half of all female genital mutilation victims globally" (para 3).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "Countries with highest prevlanece of FGM, 2004-2015" shows 75% of women between the ages of 15-49 years in Gambia have undergone female genital mutilation (1).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "Countries with highest prevlanece of FGM, 2004-2015" shows 87% of women between the ages of 15-49 years in Egypt have undergone female genital mutilation (1). "The total number of women living with the consequences of genital mutilation or cutting is 200 million worldwide—70 million more than reported in 2014. The massive hike is due in part to population growth, and in part to new data collected in Indonesia, one of three countries—along with Egypt and Ethiopia—that account for half of all female genital mutilation victims globally" (para 3). "Unicef said... that prevalence rates globally among girls aged 15 to 19 had declined...Other countries with big declines in...more
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "Countries with highest prevlanece of FGM, 2004-2015" shows 83% of women between the ages of 15-49 years in Eritrea have undergone female genital mutilation (1).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Unicef said that momentum was growing to address the practice, and that prevalence rates globally among girls aged 15 to 19 had declined. The biggest decrease was in Liberia, which has seen a 41 percentage-point decrease for girls in that age group over the last 30 years" (para 4).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Sudan
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "Countries with highest prevlanece of FGM, 2004-2015" shows 87% of women between the ages of 15-49 years in Sudan have undergone female genital mutilation (1).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Sierra Leone
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "Countries with highest prevlanece of FGM, 2004-2015" shows 90% of women between the ages of 15-49 years in Sierra Leone have undergone female genital mutilation (1).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Guinea
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "Countries with highest prevlanece of FGM, 2004-2015" shows 97% of women between the ages of 15-49 years in Guinea have undergone female genital mutilation (1).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Unicef said... that prevalence rates globally among girls aged 15 to 19 had declined...Other countries with big declines in that timeframe include Burkina Faso (down 31 percentage points), Kenya (30 percentage points), and Egypt (27 percentage points)" (para 4).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Djibouti
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "Countries with highest prevlanece of FGM, 2004-2015" shows 93% of women between the ages of 15-49 years in Djibouti have undergone female genital mutilation (1).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"In the most-affected country, Somalia, 98% of the female population aged between 15 and 49 had undergone the procedure, the United Nations children’s fund says" (para 2).
Oct. 4, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "Countries with highest prevlanece of FGM, 2004-2015" shows 76% of women between the ages of 15-49 years in Burkina Faso have undergone female genital mutilation (1). "Unicef said... that prevalence rates globally among girls aged 15 to 19 had declined...Other countries with big declines in that timeframe include Burkina Faso (down 31 percentage points), Kenya (30 percentage points), and Egypt (27 percentage points)" (para 4).
Oct. 4, 2018, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Malaysia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"While FGM/C is often associated with Africa, it is more widespread in Asian countries, including Malaysia" (para 2). " For instance, a study in 1999 by Ab Rehman Isa et al in Kelantan found that all 262 Malay-Muslim women respondents had been 'circumcised'” (para 8). "A more recent survey by Salleha Khalid et al in 2016 of 402 Malay-Muslim women revealed that a mere 4% – 16 out of 402 women – had not been “circumcised”. The same study also noted the practice was absent in other ethnic groups" (para 9).
Oct. 3, 2018, 1:14 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"15 percent of women and girls have been cut by a medical practitioner" (para. 4). "While the medicalization of FGM/C is not a new phenomenon, its growing popularity is worrying" (para. 10)
Sept. 24, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Countries: Iraq
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"During the year interviews conducted by the international human rights organization WADI and local women’s rights organization PANA indicated that 25 percent of women in the central and southern parts of the country had been subjected to FGM/C. While the practice occurred throughout the country, it was most prevalent in Erbil and Sulaimaniyah governorates. According to the results of a study in Erbil released in January 2014, 70.3 percent of women surveyed acknowledged having undergone some form of FGM/C. Several NGOs stated the Erbil study confirmed anecdotal evidence that FGM/C remained a serious problem" (para 245)
Sept. 15, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Somalia is in the top three countries in the world for FGM violations, according to the WHO" (para 15).
Sept. 15, 2018, 1:17 p.m.
Countries: Somalia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"The practice - which involves the partial or total removal of the female genitalia - is almost universal in the self-declared republic of Somaliland, a breakaway region of Somalia" (5).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: Uganda
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Statistics released at the 2017 cultural day celebrations that focused on public health, reported that among more than 200 youth interviewed across Sebei sub-region (Kapchorwa, Kween and Bukwo districts), only 24 per cent of girls aged 10 to 14 have experienced some form of genital mutilation, while 76 per cent of women between 25 and 35 have undergone the procedure" (para 2).
Sept. 14, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There were no data on the frequency of FGM/C, although observers reported the practice was a growing problem" (18).
Sept. 13, 2018, 7:56 a.m.
Countries: Colombia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There are no figures on how many newborn babies undergo FGM in the tribe each year, but according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), unofficial figures suggest that two-thirds of Embera women have undergone FGM, which can cause severe bleeding, pain, recurrent urinary tract infections, infertility and complications in childbirth" (para.6 ).
Sept. 12, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
Countries: Eritrea
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"The UN Children’s Fund stated that the prevalence of FGM/C declined over time. The 2010 Population and Health Survey found older cohorts had a higher prevalence of FGM/C than younger cohorts" (para 106)
Sept. 10, 2018, 5:07 a.m.
Countries: Spain
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"During the year until June 30, police in Catalonia investigated eight cases of FGM/C. A report from the Wassu Foundation at the Autonomous University found that more than 6,000 girls in Catalonia were at risk of being subjected to the practice" (12).
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"On November 13, media reported that a jury had found a mother guilty of FGM/C of her two daughters during ceremonies in Wollongong and Sydney between 2009 and 2012. Another woman was also found guilty and a sheikh was found guilty after the fact. Sentencing was scheduled for February 5, 2016. It was the country’s first FGM/C trial. In 2013 the government held a national summit on FGM/C and subsequently announced a National Compact on Female Genital Mutilation. In 2013 the government announced it would provide A$1 million ($710,000) for 15 new projects aimed at ending FGM/C among Australians whether they lived domestically or abroad" (14-15). The report indicates that...more
Sept. 5, 2018, 10:21 a.m.
Countries: United Kingdom
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"The NHS in England recorded 5,391 new cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) in the past year, data reveals. Almost half involved women and girls living in London, NHS Digital found. A third were women and girls born in Somalia, while 112 cases were UK-born nationals." (para 1-3).
Sept. 5, 2018, 9:59 a.m.
Countries: Tanzania
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"The most widespread human rights problems in the country [included]...gender-based violence, including rape, domestic violence, and female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C)" (1). "According to the 2010 Demographic and Health Survey, 15 percent of women and girls ages 15 to 49 were subjected to FGM/C, and 7 percent of girls and women ages 15 to 19 were subjected to the practice. The practice was most common in the northern and central zones: Manyara’s prevalence rate among girls and women15 to 49 years old was 71 percent, Dodoma’s 64 percent, Arusha’s 59 percent, Singida’s 51 percent, Mara’s 40 percent, Kilimanjaro’s 22 percent, Morogoro’s 21 percent, and Tanga’s 20 percent" (22).