This position statement outlines the critical role of community engagement in tackling female genital mutilation (FGM) within Europe.
The issue of community engagement is a relatively new concept for the EU. In the past ten years, some policy instruments have been adopted by the different European Institutions that include the engagement of FGM-affected communities as one of their key priorities and recommendations.
This statement was developed by End FGM EU secretariat in cooperation with the members who are part of the Network’s Community Engagement Working Group. It seeks to provide needed guidance to key stakeholders on effective strategies that will make a difference in working with affected communities to tackle FGM.