Report on FGM/C Laws in Nigeria: Legislative reforms and lessons learnt from Kenya and Uganda

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In Nigeria, the prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/ Cutting (FGM/C) is 24.8% and about 20 million women and girls are reported to have undergone FGM/C. The southwest region records the second highest prevalence by geo-political zone with Ekiti, Osun, and Oyo State recording prevalence rates of 57.9%, 45.9%, and 31.1% respectively.

This report contains a comparative overview of anti-FGM/C laws in Oyo, Osun and Ekiti states in Nigeria as well as Kenya and Uganda, with the aim of drawing lessons from Kenya and Uganda to strengthen the anti-FGM/C legal and policy framework in the three states in Nigeria.

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