In a worth reading reportage about his recent visit in Iraqi Kurdistan sonservative British MP Robert Halfon also mentions FGM:
Whilst polygamy has recently been outlawed de facto, female genital mutilation remains at disturbing levels. Although the progressive Kurdish Womens Union suggested to us that it might be as high as 64%, other figures put it between 20-40%. Illiteracy remains high. There is desperate need for a better health system.