What is

Female Genital Mutilation?

Female genital mutilation (FGM) refers to “all procedures involving partial or total removal of the female external genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.” FGM is a violation of girls’ and women’s human rights. While the exact number of girls and women worldwide who have undergone FGM remains unknown, at least 200 million girls and women have been cut in 31 countries with representative data on prevalence. 

Type 1: Clitoridectomy

Type II : Excision

Type III: Infibulation

Type IV: Unclassified

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Welcome to #endcuttinggirls series. This UNICEF supported platform provides updated information regarding Female Genital Mutilation in Nigeria and information on all efforts being made by all stakeholders for its abandonment. The videos are being compiled by UNICEF trained young advocates against FGM Episode 21 is a short version of episode 1, which summarizes facts on FGM

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#endcuttinggirls Nigeria

Our Vision

We envision a Nigeria where women and girls are free from all forms of gender-based violence, in particular Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), and where girls and women are empowered to be actors of change and contribute to educated, healthy and skilled communities.

Our Mission

To contribute to the abandonment of FGM and other forms of violence against women and girls through accelerating positive change towards a social norm of not cutting girls by Youth Advocates of diverse organisations, duty bearers, rights holders and affected communities.

Our Strategies

- Advocacy and Policy
- Capacity Development
- Service Delivery
- Establish new partnerships and support their efforts
- Knowledge Development

Our Aim

Our aim is to provide a knowledge base, good practice models and support networks to help anti-FGM campaigners and organisations working with communities to end FGM.


FGM Situation in Nigeria
Imo State
Ekiti State
Ebonyi State
Osun State
Oyo State