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Table 3 Legal system’s response in addressing FGM/C and CEFM during COVID-19

From: The perceived effects of COVID-19 pandemic on female genital mutilation/cutting and child or forced marriages in Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia and Senegal

  Kenya Uganda Ethiopia Senegal
N % P -value N % P -value N % P -value N % P -value
Response of the legal system on FGM/C during COVID-19
  Poor 87 27.9 < 0.001 63 22.7 0.003 9 3.6 0.684 61 36.7 0.794
  Average 124 39.7 72 25.9 4 1.6 56 33.7
  Good 86 27.6 143 51.4 236 94.8 49 29.5
  Excellent 13 4.2 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
  Don’t know 2 0.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Response of the legal system on CEFM during COVID-19
  Poor 86 27.6 < 0.001 66 23.7 0.133 9 3.7 0.089 63 33.9 0.942
  Average 126 40.4 64 23 14 5.7 57 30.6
  Good 82 26.3 148 53.2 223 90.7 66 35.5
  Excellent 16 5.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
  Don’t know 2 0.6 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0
Total 312 100.0   278 100.0   251 100.0   208 100.0