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Estimation of girls at risk of female genital mutilation in the European Union

06.05.2016 / Created by (EMWF)

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.


  • Type of publication : Study / Report
  • Author : Yellow Window et l'Institut européen pour l'égalité entre les hommes et les femmes (EIGE)
  • Publishing house : European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE)
  • Publication date : 2015
  • Number of pages : 109
  • Language : English


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