Country Ethiopia
Year 2005
Type of Measure Research and statistical data > Violence against women module in survey
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description


According to the result of the population survey conducted in 2005 by the Central Statistical Agency, the nationwide prevalence of FGM was 74%, the highest rate being in Afar and the Somali Regional States (91.6% and 79 % respectively).

More information can be found at the official website of the Ethiopia Central Statistical Agency:

http://www.csa.gov.et/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=217

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/ETH/6-7, p. 20