Colombia Information

Colombia FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: Prevalence Unknown

Most common types: Types 1 & 2

Most common ages practiced: Infancy

Regional information: Western Colombia

Practicing ethnic groups: Embera-Chami Tribe, Nasa Indigenous Tribe.

Terminology: ‘Curacion’ (Embera, Cure/healing/treatment)

FGM law in Colombia: Legal (Under Colombian law, if female genital mutilation results in death it is considered femicide)

Colombia school term dates: In Colombia, there are two school calendars – A and B. The usual calendar is A, which starts at the end of January and has four academic periods, finishing in November. There are holidays for Easter, in June-July, and a week in October.

 (All information has been sourced from The Orchid Project and the BBC)