Six African countries that have made significant progress in the fight against FGM

Mildred Europa Taylor January 24, 2018


The country, in 2001, enacted the Children’s Act, under the provisions of which FGM was criminalized when practised on girls younger than 18.

The practice was subsequently made illegal nationwide in September 2011. The 2014 Kenya Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) estimated the national prevalence of FGM to be 21% among women age 15-49.

This figure was a reduction from 27% in the 2008/09 survey and 32 percent in the 2003 survey.

Last Edited by:Ismail Akwei Updated: June 19, 2018


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