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Significant Decline in Female Genital Mutilation in Africa
« on: November 18, 2018, 11:08:42 AM »
Nice to have some actual good news for a change. Granted, there are some concerns abotu reporting but I think we can assume even if rates are a bit larger than reported, they are still far better.

http://time.com/5447132/africa-female-genital-mutilation-decline-fgm/

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The BMJ study found the steepest decline in East Africa, where FGM rates fell from 71.4% in 1995 to just 8% in 2016. (FGM has historically been widely prevalent in East Africa: a 2016 UNICEF report found that 98% of women and girls in Somalia experienced genital cutting.)

Other African regions exhibiting declining rates were North Africa, where the percentage of girls who underwent FGM decreased from 57.7% to 14.1% between 1990 and 2015, and West Africa, where the rate fell from 73.6% in 1996 to 25.4% in 2017.

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Re: Significant Decline in Female Genital Mutilation in Africa
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 05:14:35 PM »
I'll wait for some corroboration before assuming it's accurate.

 

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