Country Burkina Faso
Year 2021
Type of Measure Social services > Hotline/Helpline
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

A toll-free number that allows the population to report easily, anonymously and free of charge for cases of FGM has been set up. Thus, the prevalence rate of female circumcision among women of childbearing age decreased from 76% in 2010 (Demographic and Health Survey IV) to 67.7% in 2015 (Continuous Multisectoral Survey).

Source of Information

Burkina Faso's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.37.