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Djibouti, East Africa
Population: 828,000
Chief of State: President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
Christians: 1.8%
Evangelical Christians: 0.1%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 62.79 Years
Literacy Rate: 70%
Population Below Poverty Line: 18.8%
Refugees Living in Djibouti: 24,362

Pray for Djibouti - facebook page

Though the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been illegal since the 1980s, it is still widely practiced in Djibouti. Latest research data indicates that up to 78% of the nation’s women have been subjected to FGM. However, the anti-FGM movement has also been growing in the last 25 years. The government has partnered with various UN groups to develop an education program. The programs focus on disconnecting the practice of FGM from religious beliefs. The programs also help people talk about the health risks. Pray that this practice can effectively be reduced in the coming decade (The Bible, Psalm 149:13).

Ending female genital mutilation in Djibouti (UNICEF)

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Djibouti, East Africa
Population: 828,000
Chief of State: President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
Christians: 1.8%
Evangelical Christians: 0.1%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: Not Ranked
Life Expectancy: 62.79 Years
Literacy Rate: 70%
Population Below Poverty Line: 18.8%
Refugees Living in Djibouti: 24,362

Pray for Djibouti - facebook page

Though the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) has been illegal since the 1980s, it is still widely practiced in Djibouti. Latest research data indicates that up to 78% of the nation’s women have been subjected to FGM. However, the anti-FGM movement has also been growing in the last 25 years. The government has partnered with various UN groups to develop an education program. The programs focus on disconnecting the practice of FGM from religious beliefs. The programs also help people talk about the health risks. Pray that this practice can effectively be reduced in the coming decade (The Bible, Psalm 149:13).

Ending female genital mutilation in Djibouti (UNICEF)