In 2016, End FGM EU identified asylum in relation to FGM as one of its priorities.
FGM survivors and women & girls at risk are particularly vulnerable in the asylum system. Either because they suffer from the physical, mental and emotional consequences of FGM, or because they fear for themselves or their daughters, these women must receive support and advice from specialised trained professionals and civil society to help them navigate the process.
To address this, the Network choose Asylum as its 2016 theme and continues to work on asylum related issues in the context of FGM to date. The 2016 campaign consisted of targeted communications, awareness-raising activities, capacity-building for the Network members and coordinated actions at national level.