While there is governmental support for raising awareness of the harms of the practice, there is no national strategy or action plan for combatting FGC in Togo.
Law enforcement is weak, according to a 2016 human rights report by the US Department of State*. It concluded this was because most cases occurred in rural areas where awareness of the law was limited or because traditional customs often took precedence over the legal system among some ethnic groups.
Looking at women aged 15-49, the regions of Togo with highest FGC prevalence rates are Centrale (17.4%), Savanes (10.1%) and Kara (8.2%). The lowest prevalence is found in the Maritime region in the south (0.4%).
Source: UNICEF, based on DHS 2013-2014, PBR, based on DHS 2013-2014