South Sudan

FGM - Practices Amongst the Refugee Population in Upper Nile State, South Sudan

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The general objective of this study focused on trying to gain information on female genital mutilation (FGM) amongst the refugee population living in Maban County, Upper Nile State. Emphasis was placed on trying to map what are the practises in the camps including differences between ethnic groups. At the same time the study looked into the perspective of a multiplicity of actors including youth, men, sheikhs, imams, women and traditional birth attendants to try and present as comprehensive a view on FGM as possible.