2013

  • 25 November: After the successful Amnesty International END FGM European Campaign, the European Commission released its first-ever action plan "Towards the elimination of Gemale Genital Mutilation". In 2010, the END FGM European Campaign developed a strategy called "Ending Female Genital Mutilation: A Strategy for the European Union Institutions", with a number of tangible recommendations to end FGM and protect women and girls arriving in Europe to flee from the threat of mutilation.

2015

  • 8 July: The EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for 2015-2019 was realised and End FGM EU fed into the consultation stage. It aimed to promote and protect human rights and support democracy in non-EU countries. Objective 14, in particular, focuses on "Promoting gender equality, women’s rights, empowerment and participation of women and girls" and sets out the following action: "In the context of EU external action and development cooperation, prioritise actions targeting, inter alia the protection of physical and psychological integrity of women and girls through activities which help protect women's human rights and freedom from violence with special attention to ending Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) [...]".
  • 21 September: Gender Action Plan II (2016-2020). A renewed GAP will be released in 2020, which End FGM EU has contributed to by providing vast input during the consultation stage.

2016

2018

  • 7 February: The European Parliament's Resolution on zero tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation explicitly mentioned the End FGM European Network and its Members as key actors to end FGM. The resolution greatly reflected the vision of the End FGM European Network and stressed some important points that we advocated for throughout the past years and which shape our work. As well as highlighting the work of our Members, the European Parliament acknowledged End FGM EU as a key interlocutor on FGM in Europe and recognises the value of our work.
  • 3 July: The United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a Resolution on the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation, for the first time recognising migration as an important element in the work to end FGM and support Survivors.

2019

  • European Election Campaign: After two months of intense campaigning, 407 candidates from 23 European countries signed our 7-Point Manifesto! Almost 100 of these candidates were elected as new Members of the European Parliament in 2019-2024.

2020

  • 12 February: European Parliament Resolution on an EU strategy to put an end to FGM around the world.
  • Gender Equality Strategy 2020-2025: The strategy plans a revision of the EU Communication on eliminating FGM and works towards a new EU Recommendation on Harmful Practices, including FGM. We contributed throughout the drafting stage by providing our expertise during the consultation stage to advocacy targets and produced documents with our key recommendations. Our asks were reflected in the Strategy: in the plans to revise the EU Communication on eliminating FGM and in the Commission working towards a new EU Recommendation on Harmful Practices.
  • 25 March:EU Human Rights and Democracy Action Plan 2020-2025. It mentions FGM as one of the key areas of work within addressing Gender-Based Violence.
  • 24 June: Victims' Rights Strategy 2020-2025. The comprehensive strategy pays particular attention to the specific needs of victims of Gender-Based Violence and includes "improving support and protection to the most vulnerable victims", as one of the key areas. Here, we contributed to this strategy throughout the drafting stage by providing our expertise during the consultation stage to advocacy targets and producing documents with our key recommendations.
  • Human Rights Council Resolution on FGM 2020: It explicitly mentions the humanitarian-development nexus as a key area of work to finally eliminate FGM through a comprehensive approach.
  • 30 July: United Nations Secretary-General progress Report on Intensifying global efforts for the elimination of female genital mutilation. It explicitly mentions a report by the End FGM European Network and partners within the Global Platform for Action to end FGM/C.