Female Genital Mutilation in Africa: Promising Actions and Persisting Challenges

Theme:
  • Violence Against Children
Pages: 60
Year of Publication: 2010
Country: Africa

This study is designed to accomplish two objectives. the first is to document the experiences of seven African countries namely, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Sudan, Ghana and Kenya. In the first five countries FGM prevalence is particularly high. Ghana is presented to show the case of low prevalence countries.

It is also interesting case as one of the few countries where the prosecutions of FGM perpetrators have been successful. Kenya becomes useful for the good practice in the alternative rites of passage (where all the traditional ceremonies for cutting children is organised but no cutting takes place) and other holistic strategies that are being replicated by other countries and organisations.

Language: English
Published by: African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)
Author: Meaza Ashenafi
Located in: Publications
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