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Latest items for INFIB-DATA-2

March 29, 2020, 6:41 p.m.
Countries: Maldives
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

The table titled "Sustainable Development Goals Indicators" shows that the proportion of girls and women aged 15-49 who have undergone female genital cutting is 12.9 (xxix). "Thirteen percent of women age 15-49 in the Maldives are circumcised. The prevalence of female circumcision increases steeply with age of the woman" (265). "Eighty-three percent of circumcised women age 15-49 were circumcised before age 5 and the remainder largely could not report an age" (265). "According to their mothers, only 1% of girls age 0-14 are circumcised. Girls are more likely to be circumcised if their mothers are circumcised, compared with daughters of uncircumcised women" (265). "Patterns by background characteristics: 1) The prevalence...more
March 24, 2020, 4:04 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1, INFIB-DATA-2

"Female genital mutilation (FGM) was criminalised in December, a month after Jammeh announced a ban on the practice in Gambia, where three in four women have been cut" (par 13).
March 24, 2020, 3:48 p.m.
Countries: Egypt
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"According to the Demographic and Health Survey 'Egypt 2014,' the number of women undergoing FGM has declined. It showed that the number of mutilated females aged 15-17 dropped to 61% that year, compared with 74% in 2008. The same survey said 92% of the polled women of reproductive age (15-49), who were or had ever been married, had undergone FGM, compared with 96% in 2005. The survey showed that FGM among all women aged 15-49 decreased by 6% between 2005 and 2014 and by 13% among women aged 15-17 between the years 2008 and 2014. Yet the number of women undergoing this procedure is still alarming" (para 12-14).more
March 24, 2020, 1:39 p.m.
Countries: Zambia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"In Zambia, the law prohibits abuse delivered from the cultural or customary rites or practices such as female genital mutilation (Anti-Gender-Based Violence Act, Sec. 2, 3). Nevertheless, there is no evidence to suggest that female genital mutilation is a serious concern in Zambia. The Inter-Parliamentary Union in its campaign to end violence against women stated that FGM is reportedly not practiced in Zambia."
March 24, 2020, 1:30 p.m.
Countries: Venezuela
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Female genital mutilation is not addressed by the law; there is no evidence that it is a practice in Venezuela.
March 24, 2020, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: Vietnam
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no evidence of female genital mutilation in Vietnam."
March 24, 2020, 1:23 p.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no evidence to suggest that female genital mutilation is a concern in Uzbekistan. Additionally, there is no evidence to suggest the presence of laws criminalizing the practise of female genital mutilation."
March 24, 2020, 1:10 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"No cases of female genital mutilation have been observed in Uruguay."
March 24, 2020, 1 p.m.
Countries: Ukraine
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no law on female genital mutilation and there is no evidence that this is a practice of concern in Ukraine."
March 22, 2020, 4:02 p.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no evidence of female genital mutilation in Turkmenistan and it is not criminalised."
March 22, 2020, 3:59 p.m.
Countries: Turkey
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no evidence to suggest that female genital mutilation is practised in Turkey."
March 22, 2020, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Tunisia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There are no documented cases of female genital mutilation although it is technically punishable under Article 219 of the Penal Code, which imposes penalties for permanent damage or disfiguration caused as a result of violence (Code Penal, 2012: Article 219 Ben Salem, 2010: 22)."
March 22, 2020, 3:53 p.m.
Countries: Trinidad/Tobago
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no evidence to suggest that female genital mutilation is widely practiced in Trinidad and Tobago."
March 19, 2020, 5:59 p.m.
Countries: Tajikistan
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no evidence of female genital mutilation."
March 19, 2020, 5:55 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no evidence that female genital mutilation is practised in the Syrian Arab Republic."
March 19, 2020, 5:43 p.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Sweden is one of the European countries with the largest population originating from FGM risk-areas. As of February 2012, there was no representative FGM prevalence study available in Sweden. Three studies have been done (in 2004, 2005 and 2006 respectively) to assess the number of women who have been subjected to FGM. However, it has been noted that these studies were not representative and therefore do not provide reliable prevalence data on FGM for Sweden."
March 19, 2020, 2:12 p.m.
Countries: South Sudan
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"At one percent, prevalence of female genital mutilation for women aged 15–49 years in South Sudan is significantly lower than in neighbouring countries: 90 percent in the Republic of Sudan, 80 percent in Ethiopia and 32 percent in Kenya."
March 19, 2020, 1:26 p.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no information suggesting that FGM is practiced in the Republic of Korea."
March 18, 2020, 3 p.m.
Countries: Kosovo
Variables: INFIB-DATA-1, INFIB-DATA-2

“There are no reports to suggest that female genital mutilation is a concern or practiced in Kosovo" (6).
March 16, 2020, 9:49 a.m.
Countries: Luxembourg
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"FGM does not constitute a practice of concern in Luxembourg" (6)
March 16, 2020, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Lithuania
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no FGM prevalence data available or evidence that FGM is a concern in Lithuania" (7)
March 16, 2020, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Libya
Variables: INFIB-LAW-1, INFIB-DATA-2

"According to the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), female genital mutilation (FGM) is reportedly not practiced in the Libya. There is no specific legislation addressing FGM" (6)
March 16, 2020, 9:40 a.m.
Countries: Liberia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"It is reported that around half of Liberia’s 17 ethnic groups practice FGM, primarily in the regions where the Sande (a secret female society that performs traditional practices, including FGM) are present (OHCHR, 2015; Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, 2017). It is reported that the Sande is mainly active in rural areas, in particular in the north and western parts of the country" (5)
March 16, 2020, 9:36 a.m.
Countries: Lesotho
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no evidence to suggest that female genital mutilation is a serious concern in Lesotho" (7)
March 16, 2020, 9:33 a.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is little evidence to suggest that female genital mutilation is a concern or practiced in Lebanon" (10)
March 16, 2020, 9:15 a.m.
Countries: Laos
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no evidence suggesting that female genital mutilation is widely practiced in Lao PDR" (6)
March 15, 2020, 7:46 p.m.
Countries: Serbia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no evidence to suggest that female genital mutilation is practised in Serbia."
March 15, 2020, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"Data on the percentage of women who have undergone FGM is not available."
March 15, 2020, 7:09 p.m.
Countries: Romania
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no evidence to suggest that female genital mutilation is practised in Romania."
March 15, 2020, 7:06 p.m.
Countries: Qatar
Variables: INFIB-DATA-2

"There is no law criminalising female genital mutilation and it appears that female genital mutilation is not a practice of concern in Qatar."