Country Liberia
Year 2008
Type of Measure Health > Training
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C), Other harmful practices

Brief Description


In order to eliminate the practice of FGM, the Women, Health and Development Division of the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, in collaboration with the National Association on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children, have trained more than 750 practitioners of FGM in 7 counties in various income generating activities such as soap making, tie-dying, fish preservation, weaving, sewing, and agriculture as an alternative to FGM. Following the use of this alternative, 350 practitioners have laid down their tools (knives) and publicly denounced the practice of FGM.

Source of Information

CEDAW/C/LBR/6, par. 14.38