This document contains strategic guidance on the principals and characteristics of an integrated response in preventing, combating and addressing the effects of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and forced Marriages (FM). The guide is mainly addressed to policy makers and public authorities in the Council of Europe member states as an aid to their process in developing regional strategies and strengthening their existing ones, as well as collaborating at a regional of international level. It may also be useful for NGOs involved in advocacy and lobbying.
The document also contains the Declaration of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe member states on the need to intensify the efforts to prevent and combat female genital mutilation and forced marriage in Europe.
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.