Country Burkina Faso
Year 2016 - 2020
Type of Measure Violence against women > Legislation
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

As a result of the effective implementation of the Law No. 025-2018/AN of 31 May 2018 on the Criminal Code, 195 men and women were tried and sentenced from 2016 to 2020, including 11 practitioners who received firm sentences ranging from 2 months to 24 months, suspended sentences ranging from 6 to 36 months and fines ranging from 150,000 to 900,000 francs.


Source of Information

The Government of Burkino Faso's submission for the 2022 Secretary General’s Report on the implementation of the General Assembly Resolutions on Intensifying Global Efforts for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilations.

Accelerating Change: UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation 2018