Uganda Information

Uganda FGM Information

Prevalence of FGM: 1% (Women 15-49) 1% (Girls 15-18) (DHS, 2011)

Most common types: Types 1 & 2

Medium Age of FGM: 7 Years

Regional information: FGM prevalence is low throughout the country

Practicing ethnic groups include: Sabiny, Pokot and Tepeth

Terminology: ‘Kukeketwa’ (Swahili, Female Circumcision), ‘Tohara Kwa Wanawake’ (Swahili, Circumcision of Women), ‘Sunnah’ (Religious tradition/obligation (for Muslims)).

FGM Law in Uganda: Illegal

School holidays in Uganda: Holidays in Uganda start in early May, late August and early December. More info here.

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