Country Eritrea
Year 2009
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

The anti-FGM campaign committee consists of representatives from the Ministry of Health (MOH), National Union of Eritrean Women (NUEW), National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS),Ministry of information (MOI). There are networks, established in all six zobas consisting of the social service head of the Local Government, the NUEW, the Ministry of Health and NUEYS and other pertinent bodies to campaign against FGM. Currently a committee at community level is in the process of establishment to monitor the enforcement of the legislation.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Eritrea to the questionnaire on violence against women, February 2009