European Parliament Resolution on combating female genital mutilation in the EU (2009)

The EU Parliament adopted a resolution on 24 March 2009 calling for an end to FGM in Europe. This resolution reiterates previous resolutions and calls on the EU institutions and member states to take certain steps towards ending of FGM in the EU and elsewhere.

This resolution calls for “an overall strategy and action plans aimed at banishing FGM from the EU and, to that end, to provide the means required – in the form of laws and administrative provisions, prevention systems, and education and social measures, and in particular, wide dissemination of information regarding the existing protection mechanisms available to vulnerable groups – to enable real and potential victims to be properly protected” (point 2).