Iran Information

Iran FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: Unknown

Most common types: Type 1 & 2

Common ages practiced: ~7 years

Regional information: Prevalence of FGM is highest in the South and West of Iran

Practicing groups include: Muslim women

Terminology: ‘Khatne’ (Circumcision), ‘Khatana’ (Kurdish Sorani, Circumcision), ‘Sunat’ (Farsi, Circumcision)

FGM law in Iran: Illegal

School holidays in Iran: In Iran, the academic year runs from September to June (10 months). All schools are closed during Nowruz from march 20 until the beginning of April to celebrate the Iranian new year. No mid-term break exists in the academic calendar.

(All information has been sourced from The Orchid Project)