Sahiyo releases Global Survey Report on FGM among Dawoodi Bohra Community

Sahiyo has released a Global Survey Report on female genital cutting (also known as female genital mutilation and female genital circumcision) among Dawoodi Bohra Community. The survey report attempts to understand the views, beliefs and rationales of the practice followed by women belonging to the Dawoodi Bohra community. According to the report, the findings demonstrate that FGC is deeply rooted in the Bohra community. The United Nations data records at least 200 million women in 30 countries who have been subjected to FGM/C. Furthermore, the UN has prioritized the elimination of FGM/C under the goal of achieving gender equality as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

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