This section offers a collection of key resource material related to the practice of FGM and the existing frameworks developed to end the practice and protect affected women and girls. It is aimed for activists, lawyers, policy makers, government officials, civil society actors, researchers and anyone else who wants to investigate the issue of FGM in detail.
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This advocacy toolkit aims at outlining how to develop an advocacy strategy to ensure, first of all, full unreserved ratification and, subsequently, national implementation of the Istanbul Convention, particularly for what concerns Female Genital Mutilation.More
This report shines a spotlight on the presence of FGM/C in over 90 countries around the world and was written in collaboration by the End FGM European Network, Equality Now ans the US End FGM/C Network.More
Discursively negotiating violence, gender norms and gender order. "In Somaliland, the prevalence rate for female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) renders it nearly universal". Doctoral dissertation by Maria Väkiparta.More
"FGM is an African issue" "In Europe, we don't do that to girls" "FGM is women's business": sounds familiar? Excellent, because this guide we just released, in collaboration with GAMS Belgium, aims at breaking down common myths and misconceptions existing about FGM.More
This briefing paper outlines the importance of the ten overarching principles for Integrated Child Protection Systems (ICPS), agreed by the European Commission, in the context of FGM.More
The implementation of the Istanbul Convention will have a real impact on women’s lives in Europe who deserve to live a life free from all forms of violence! That's why the European Coalition to end violence against women & girls created this factsheet to call on the Council of the European Union, EU Member States who have not yet ratified the Istanbul Convention, EU Institutions, the European Commission and the European Union.More
Position paper by the End FGM European Network.More
Guide on the rights to support and protect victims of Gender-Based Violence, including women affected by Female Genital Mutilation.More
Amnesty International and the Council of Europe created a guide to place FGM high on the political agenda and to promote the Council of Europe’s Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence.More
The End FGM European Network has produced a guide on FGM in the EU Asylum Directives. The guide highlights the relevant provisions in the Asylum Procedures, Reception Conditions and Qualification Directives.More