Baseline report: Community Driven FGM/C Abandonment and Women Empowerment in Somaliland
The report outlines the baseline levels of FGM/C awareness, attitudes and behavioural aims in Somaliland.
Starting in January 2020, ISF and its partner organisations NAFIS and Candlelight began a UN Trust Fund (UNTF) funded 3-year project to empower target communities in Somaliland to abandon all forms of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C).
A study was conducted in the beginning of the project to measure the baseline levels of FGM/C awareness, including the physical, social and health effects of FGM/C as well as religious and human rights aspects. The study also measured respondents’ attitudes and behavioural aims. To ensure full anonymity of respondents, the OMBEA audio response system was introduced in collecting the survey data.