Country Guinea
Year 2019
Type of Measure Policies > National strategy specific to violence against women, Budgets > Government allocation
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

A National Strategic Plan against female genital mutilation has been adopted and is accompanied by a roadmap, the revised version of which covers the period 2019-2023. The goal is to reduce the prevalence of FGM from 45.3% to 30% in girls aged 0 to 14. The strategy has a budget of 39,374,277,441 GNF or 4,374,919 US dollars. Its actions include:
- the realization of a socio-anthropological study which made it possible to determine the elements of perpetuation of the practice of FGM in Guinea.
- the establishment of a mechanism for collecting and reporting disaggregated data;
- the establishment of a training program on FGM in the country's health schools;
- the involvement of religious leaders in the process of combating FGM.

Source of Information

Guinea's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.7.