The non-profit organisation INTACT aims at becoming a ‘’place of reference’’ for legal issues related to female genital mutilations (FGM)
Female genital mutilations (FGM) have harmful consequences for the health (physical, mental or sexual) of women and girls. They are considered to be a serious violation of the fundamental rights of every human being.
The victims of FGM or children at risk can benefit from a national protection scheme (in terms of youth laws or civil laws) or an international protection scheme (concerning asylum). Such mutilations are otherwise prohibited in Belgium and can be subject to criminal proceedings (Section of the Criminal Code).
In this context, the non-profit organisation INTACT takes legal action to combat the practice of FGM and specially with the purpose of supporting individuals and professionals in legal or judicial proceedings (legal, judicial consultations, follow-up of applications for asylum, support for professionals confronted with child victims or children at risk, organisation of training/symposium on FGM,....).