Female Circumcision highly prevalent in Mali with 90% women getting circumcised in the age group between 15 to 49 years.
The circumcision are performed by witch doctors in the most unhygienic environment.
Over 12 million women worldwide have been subjected to genital mutilation by quacks who have little surgical skill, equipment or awareness of the dangers of such practices making the women vulnerable to infections, hemorrhage, pre-natal and post-natal complications and psychological disorders, the report said. Many women ultimately die from complications, the report added.
Awareness campaigners say the fight against the evil has a long way to go but the scenario does offer encouraging signs in that people have now started recognizing the uselessness and danger of the practice, Aissata Diakite, director of one organization in Mali engaged in the awareness drive, said.
Various African governments have stepped up their campaign against female circumcision vigorously, he said.