Today in Guinea - We talk about Female Genital Mutilation

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a global issue: More than 200 Million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation. Every year, about 3 million girls under 15 are at risk of FGM.

In Guinea, a country with the second highest prevalence rate worldwide (97%), FGM has increased in recent years. Today, more than 30% of the cuttings take place in medical structures. Despite this development, there is a positive outlook because a growing number of Guineans break the taboo and talk about the subject.

Next to supporting the treatment of FGM-related complications, GIZ facilitates societal dialogues that are disseminating information nation-wide from the most rural village to the capital via television, newspapers, social media and community radio. Using a multisector approach GIZ collaborates with religious leaders, the health and education, the legal and administrative sector as well as civil society to engage in mutual exchange and reflection enabling a progress towards the reduction of FGM.

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