Shadow Report on Istanbul Convention implementation in Portugal

On 30 March 2018, the End FGM European Network and its Portuguese members, Associação para o Planeamento da Família, submitted a Shadow Report to the Council of Europe GREVIO Committee, on the implementation of the Istanbul Convention by Portugal concerning prevention, protection, prosecution and integrated policies on FGM (see background information). Despite this report focuses only on this harmful practice, its aim is not to single it out in isolation, but just to put emphasis on it while still seeing it in the continuum of gender-based violence against women and girls and in a holistic and comprehensive manner.

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