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The potential of faith in ending female genital mutilation or cutting in Kayes region, Mali

2017 Available in English and French

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Report photos: Sabine Nkusi/Tearfund

This summary report documents the awareness and practice of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in the Kayes region of Mali, suggesting that it is widely practised in both the Christian and Muslim communities.

It also recognises the potential of faith leaders to be vital agents in preventing and responding to the harmful impacts of FGM/C.

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