Framing the European Commission’s 10 Principles for Integrated Child Protection Systems in the context of FGM - Briefing Paper (2019)

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This briefing paper by the End FGM European Network outlines the importance of the ten overarching principles for Integrated Child Protection Systems (ICPS), agreed by the European Commission, in the context of Female Genital Mutilation. It further demonstrates how they must be integrated and coordinated with some FGM-specific principles and perspectives, in order to provide a more holistic protection of girls affected by or at risk of FGM.


The document aims to provide a sound understanding of the specific protection needs of girls affected by or at risk of FGM to policy- and decision-makers at EU and national level, in order to better shape national and cross-border ICPS to include the specificity of the FGM issue. To ensure a better understanding, for each principle some promising approaches from End FGM EU's Members and other entities will be cited.

The briefing paper is available in other languages:

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  • Read full paper in Italian here.
  • Read full paper in Spanish here.