Research Brief No 1

This report presents the findings from a research conducted by FORWARD among young people aged 16-25 years from FGM practising communities. The research was carried out between October 2008 and January 2009.

The study methodology was based on the participatory ethnographic evaluation and research (PEER) approach. A qualitative research method that facilitates discussion of “hard to talk” issues, such as FGM and sexual health, and enables researchers to investigate from the insider’s perspective.