5th Regional Meeting for Integrated Intervention for the End of Female Genital Mutilation in Odivelas (Portugal)

The Gender ABC project aims to combat all forms of gender-based violence, including Female Genital Mutilation.

In Portugal, the topic of FGM is still considered taboo (or non-priority) in many contexts, including the school curriculum. Putting FGM on the governmental and non-governmental agenda is essential to end the practice.

One way to work towards the end of FGM is to organize seminars that bring together representatives of government entities (at national and local level) and representatives of civil society (NGOs and leaders of local communities) and take place in schools.

This happened in Portugal, when Odivelas Town Hall organised the "5th Regional Meeting for Integrated Intervention for the End of Female Genital Mutilation" in the Secondary School Braamcamp Freire, in which APF has participated as a speaker.

APF runs the Gender ABC Project in this school and has presented the Gender ABC FGM Module in this seminar/regional meeting, reinforcing the importance of addressing the topic of FGM in primary and secondary schools, while disseminating the Gender ABC Educational Kit within the regional network of decision-makers, educators, HR activists, community leaders, families and youngsters.