n Law, Democracy & Development - Effects of forced genital cutting on human rights of women and female children : the Nigerian situation : forum

Volume 12, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1028-1053
  • E-ISSN: 2077-4907



According to a 1997 World Health Organisation study, about 60% of Nigeria's total female population have undergone some form of genital cutting. It has been estimated that more than fifty per cent of Nigerian women and girls have undergone the procedure while many more are still being subjected to it every year. A 1996 United Nations Development Systems study reported that 32.7 million Nigerian women have been affected by the practice.

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