This report summarizes a study about girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the European Union. The study proposes a methodology for the estimation of the number of girls at risk, three countries were chosen for the pilot-testing of the methodology: Ireland, Portugal and Sweden. The study analyses current legal and policy frameworks in the Member States, the existing approaches to national FGM risk estimations and their methodological background. It presents quantitative and qualitative data analysis and carries out a comparative analysis of the selected Member States. It emphasizes the importance of cooperation between governments and communities to put an end to this harmful practice.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.