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

January 24, 2018 at 12:54 pm | Lifestyle, News, Women

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

January 24, 2018 at 12:54 pm | Lifestyle, News, Women

Kenya

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.

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