The Impact of Asylum Laws, Policies and Practices on FGM-Affected women and girls in Europe

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The Impact of Asylum Laws, Policies and Practices on FGM-Affected women and girls in Europe - Mapping trends, differences and promising practices in 7 EU countries

"The study found that the main differences among countries lay in the qualification assessment, including the use of Country of Origin Information resources, in the (gender-sensitive) support provided to asylum seekers during the procedure, as well as in the asylum the reception conditions and specialised service provision. Moreover, negative generalised trends were identified in terms of lack of data collection on FGM and integration policies in almost all studied countries."

The present paper sheds a light on laws, policies and practices in 7 European Union Member States (Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain), uncovers trends and differences among these European countries, and highlights promising practices looking particularly at 5 key aspects of the asylum sector in the context of asylum claims on the ground of FGM: qualification, procedures, reception conditions, data collection and integration.


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Belgium

France

Germany

Greece

Italy

The Netherlands

Spain