Indonesia FGM Information
Prevalence of FGM: 49% of girls aged 0-11yrs (DHS, 2012)
Most common types: Type 1 & 4
Common ages practiced: In the first months or weeks of life.
Regional information: Prevalence of FGM is spread across the country
Practicing ethnic groups include: Among Muslim women (FGC is promoted as an obligatory religious requirement)
Terminology: ‘Sunat perempuan’ (Malay, Female’ sunnah or tradition), ‘Sunat’ (Malay, Circumcision)
FGM law in Indonesia: Illegal to perform “grave” types of FGM
School holidays in Indonesia: An academic year in Indonesia is divided to two terms, running from mid-July to December and January to mid-June. During president Abdurrahman Wahid’s term, schools are closed for Ramadan and a week after Eid-ul-Fitr (Idul Fitri).