Country Ethiopia
Year 2017
Type of Measure Violence against women > Regulations
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

In January 2017, the Ministry of Health issued a circular banning medicalization of female genital mutilation (FGM) in all public and private medical facilities and stating that any form of FGM in medical facilities will be subjected to legal actions. This goes hand in hand with the criminalization of FGM under the Criminal Code of 2005.

Source of Information

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