The Women National Committee (WNC) and a number of civil society institutions, including the Yemeni Women's Union of the Islah group, have studied female genital mutilation (FGM) and the areas in which it is carried out. A study conducted in 2009 found that the prevalence of the practice had decreased to 36 per cent in the Governorate of Aden and 76 per cent in the Governorate of Hudaydah. The proportion remained high in Hadramout and Mahrah, at 90 and 93 per cent respectively. The study found that information regarding the damage caused by FGM had reached a wide segment of the population.
Source of Information
Response of the Government of Yemen to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011