Map of Female Genital Mutilation in Spain. 2006
Mapa de la Mutilación Genital Femenina en España. 2006
It gathers data on population in Spain from 29 countries where the FGM is practiced. Data comes from the Padron (Spanish register of population per municipality)
Grupo Interdisciplinar para la Prevención y el Estudio de las Prácticas Tradicionales Perjudiciales
Year of data collection
Women from countries where FGM is performed; girls under 14 from countries where FGM is performed
Prevalence data on FGM
Female migrant population originating from countries where FGM is practiced: 32627; from these 7166 are thought to be at risk for FGM (0-15 years old).
Disaggregated data per country of origin
The women concerned are from the following countries: Gambia, Senegal, Nigeria, Mauritania, Ghana, Cameroon, Guinea Bissau, Egypt, Republic of Guinea, Kenya, Congo, Mali, Sierra Leone, Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Ethiopia, Sudan, Burkina-Faso, Benin, Togo, Niger, Somalia, Uganda, Central African Republic, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Tanzania, Yemen. The most prominent nationalities are Senegal, Nigeria, Gambia, Mali and Ghana.
Disaggregated data per age
Disaggregated by groups of age (0-14, 15-29, 30-44, 45-64, 65 and above) and by Autonomous Community. For instance, in Andalusia 634 girls 0-15 years old are considered to be at risk.
Data points to Catalonia, Aragon, Madrid or Andalusia as the Autonomous Communities where population coming from countries where FGM is performed is concentrated and in the case of Catalonia data is also broken by municipality.