We work with religious leaders to de-link Female Genital Mutilation from religion and to generate support for its total abandonment. Watch our video on this work
In Djibouti 78.4 percent of women and girls aged 15 to 49 have been subjected to FGM. Up to 51 percent of women in Djibouti believe FGM must be discontinued.    
Kenza is a doctor in her twenties from Djibouti. In the video, she speaks of her experience with FGM as a child and the long-term consequences of the trauma. In the Arab States region, 55% of girls aged 15-19 experiences FGM including 78.4% women and girls of reproductive age in Djibouti. UNFPA works to bring these numbers down to ZERO. Pledge to end FGM: #borncomplete