Chad Information

Chad FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 38.4% (Women 15-49) 31.8% (Girls 15-18) (MICS, 2014-15)

Most common types: Type 2

Most common ages practiced: 0-14 Years (Medium Age of FGM: 9 Years)

Regional information: Prevalence of FGM is higher in the South and East of Chad

Practicing ethnic groups include: Sara, Arab, Hadjarai, Ouadai and Fitri-Batha

Terminology: ‘Bagne’ ‘Gadja’ (Nilo Sudanic Language)

FGM law in Chad: Illegal

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