Niger Information

Niger FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 2% (Women 15-49) 1.4% (Girls 15-18) (DHS, 2012)

Most common types: Type 1 & 2

Common ages practiced: 0-4 years (Medium Age of FGM: 4 Years)

Regional information: Low prevalence of FGM throughout country.

Practicing groups: Unknown

Terminology: ‘Kaciyar mata’ (Hausa, Female Circumcision)

FGM law in Niger: Illegal

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