Statement of Terre des Femmes e. V. - Human Rights of Women at the Public Hearing of the Committee on Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth on the subject „Fighting Female Genital Mutilation“ on September 19th, 2007
Stellungnahme von Terre des Femmes e. V. - Menschenrechte für die Frau zu der öffentlichen Anhörung im Ausschuss für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend zum Thema „Bekämpfung von Genitalverstümmelungen“ am 19. September 2007
FGM prevalence figures were applied to all migrant women in Germany originating from countries where FGM is being practiced according to UN organisations and the WHO (World Health Organisation). To estimate the migrant female population in Germany, data from the Federal Office of Statistics were included.
Franziska Gruber, Regina Kalthegener
Year of data collection
Women with FGM; women (girls) at risk of FGM
Prevalence data on FGM
Population of female migrants originating from countries where FGM is practiced: 57.735 according to the Federal Office of Statistics; number of women/girls who have most probably undergone FGM: 19.000; number of women/girls who are thought to be at risk of FGM: 4.000. Including unregistered migrants TDF estimates the number of women with FGM or threatened by FGM 30.000
Disaggregated data per country of origin
Limitations of study
Study mostly refers to migrants from African countries, but not from Arab countries like Yemen and United Arab Emirates.
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