Female Genital Mutilation

Where is it practised?

FGM is practised mainly in 30 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, and in parts of the Middle East and Asia (Yemen, Oman, northern Iraq, regions of India, Malaysia and Indonesia, among others).

However, due to migratory flows, what was once local has now become global: FGM is kept alive by the diaspora and can be found in Europe, Australia, the United States, etc., wherever migrants have brought their culture.