Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is the removal of partial or total removal of female genitalia organs. Within the three common types of FGM, the most severe one is commonly used in Somalia, mainly in the rural areas- the excision of part of the clitoris or all of the external genitals with the association of infibulating or stitching the cut-parts of the opening with horse fibers leaving a bit hole that is not suitable enough for the urine and menstrual discharge to pass.

In according to an assessment made after the implementation of project entitled with “Bringing an end to Female Genital Mutilation” funded by Adelman Foundation/AAIS and implemented by SCDO, we deduced that the project flourished and became successful in the urban areas, but as while the urban communities were abandoning the FGM practice, the rural communities scrambled to retain the FGM practice.20151202_114933