New FGM/C Data related resources

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Three new resources have been uploaded to the NETFA database, including two reports from Australian Institute of Family Health and Welfare (AIFHW) and a dashboard established by UNFPA and UNICEF:

  • Towards estimating the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting in Australia provides an indication of the potential number of women and girls living in Australia who may have undergone female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C). The estimate is derived from a modelled estimate, calculated by combining international household survey data with Australian population estimates.
  • Discussion of female genital mutilation/cutting data in Australia examines existing and potential data sources on FGM/C in Australia. The report identifies opportunities to enhance and develop systematically collected data collections. Data from one national data source, the National Hospital Morbidity Database, are presented, showing that 477 hospitalisations with an FGM/C diagnosis were recorded from 2015–16 to 2017–18.
  • Female Genital Mutilation Dashboard, established by the UNFPA-UNICEF joint programme to eliminate FGM/C presents data on FGM/C prevalence and practice on 17 African countries.