FGM is #MyIssueToo
Our theme for 2018? FGM is #MyIssueToo ! End FGM EU has designated FGM is #MyIssueToo as our theme for 2018.
- We will be holding events, sessions and running communications campaigns around this theme throughout the year.
'FGM is #MyIssueToo' is designed to mobilise everyone - members of the general public as well as stakeholders - to take a stand against FGM.
Visit our #MyIssue Too CAMPAIGN PAGE here!
Building Bridges to End FGM
2017 focused on the theme of 'Building Bridges' to end FGM. This initiative has been defined by “Synergies and cooperation between actors from different sectors in EU countries of residence and in countries of origin to implement actions, policies and legal frameworks to end FGM tackling the transnational nature of this practice”. The Building Bridges initiative is an ongoing effort by the Network to continue strengthening ties between all sectors, regions and forms of violence against women to end FGM.
In 2016, End FGM EU identified asylum in relation to FGM as one of its priorities.
FGM survivors and women & girls at risk are particularly vulnerable in the asylum system. Either because they suffer from the physical, mental and emotional consequences of FGM, or because they fear for themselves or their daughters, these women must receive support and advice from specialised trained professionals and civil society to help them navigate the process.
To address this, the Network choose Asylum as its 2016 theme and continues to work on asylum related issues in the context of FGM to date. The 2016 campaign consisted of targeted communications, awareness-raising activities, capacity-building for the Network members and coordinated actions at national level.