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Last update: February 2019
*Minor updates added October 2021

Violence against women and children (for example, in relation to FGM, domestic violence or in the context of forced and child marriage, etc.) is widespread in Nigeria [Targeting, 3.13.1]. In particular regarding FGM, the persons who perform the practice are in large majority traditional circumcisers. Medical staff, such as nurses, midwives or birth attendants may also be involved [Targeting, 3.13.3].