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Join the Movement For Good to End FGM in Nigeria
UNICEF in collaboration with UNFPA and the Government of Nigeria is initiating “the Movement for Good to End FGM” which is a whole-of-society undertaking to end FGM in five (5) states in Osun, Ebonyi, Ekiti, Imo and Oyo, with traditionally high prevalence in the practice of FGM amongst women and girls aged 15-49, based on the Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS 2018). The Campaign will initially target five (5) million (adolescent girls and boys, women - including especially pregnant and lactating mothers- men, grand-parents, traditional, community and ...
FGM PREVALENCE IN THE 5 UNJP STATES
The 2018 Nigeria Demographic Health Survey (NDHS) revealed that the National prevalence of FGM among women age 15-49 was 20%. Similarly, the National FGM Prevalence amongst 0-14years was 19.2. This decline in prevalence was attributed to multi-sectoral interventions in the five UN Joint Programme States (i.e. Ebonyi, Ekiti, Imo, Osun and Oyo States).
One of the key interventions is the UNFPA/UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of FGM: Accelerating Change. The JPFGM, which commenced in 2014 in Nigeria, is accelerating efforts towards the reduction of FGM, fulfilling the rights of girls and women by realizing social and gender norms transformation by 2021.