Indonesia Information

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).

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