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MICS4 Survey Design Workshop Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys Survey Design Workshop Questionnaire for Individual Women: Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation.

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1 MICS4 Survey Design Workshop Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys Survey Design Workshop Questionnaire for Individual Women: Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation

2 MICS4 Survey Design Workshop Background FGM/C violates the rights to life, physical integrity, and health and it is a manifestation of gender discrimination Regulated by CEDAW (1979), CRC (1989), the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights (1981), and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child (1990). World Fit for Children (WFFC) End harmful traditional or customary practices, such as early and forced marriage and female genital mutilation, which violates the rights of children and women

3 MICS4 Survey Design Workshop MICS Indicators # Prevalence of FGM/C among women Proportion of women age years who report to have undergone any form of FGM/C # Prevalence of FGM/C among girls Proportion of girls age 0-14 years whose mothers report they have undergone any form of FGM/C

4 MICS4 Survey Design Workshop MICS Indicators # Approval for FGM/C Proportion of women age years favouring the continuation of FGM/C

5 Support for practice is not universal even in countries with high prevalence of FGM/C

6 MICS4 Survey Design Workshop Questions Three sets of questions: 1)Questions for women years of age If FGM/C has happened to her The type of procedure: if flesh was removed, nicked without removing flesh, sewn closed Age at circumcision Performer: traditional person, health professional

7 MICS4 Survey Design Workshop Questions 2) Questions for women years of age with at least one living daughter age below 15 years of age Circumcision status of all daughters The type of procedure: if flesh was removed, nicked without removing flesh, sewn closed Age at circumcision Performer: traditional person, health professional 3) Attitudes regarding the continuation of the practice


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