Central African Republic Information

Central African Republic FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 24% (Women 15-49) 17.9 (Girls 15-18) (MICS, 2010)

Most common types: Types 1 & 2

Most common ages practiced: 5-14 Years (Medium age of FGM: 14 Years)

Regional information: Prevalence of FGM is spread throughout the country

Practicing ethnic groups: Sara, Arab and Mayo-Kebbi

Terminology: ‘Ganza’ (French/Sango)

FGM law in Central African Republic: Illegal

 (All information has been sourced from UNICEF, 28 to Many and The Orchid Project)