Eritrea Information

Eritrea FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 83% (Women 15-49) 68.8% (Girls 15-18) 83% (DHS, 2010)

Most common types: Type 1 & 3

Common ages practiced: 0-5 Years (Most common in first year of life)

Regional information: Prevalence of FGM is widespread throughout the country

Practicing ethnic groups include: All

Terminology: ‘Mekhnishab’ (Tigregna, Circumcision/cutting), ‘Grazate’ (Amharic, Circumcision)

FGM law in Eritrea: Illegal

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