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EU Parliament: zero tolerance for female genital mutilation. 200 million victims in the world. Practices in 13 European countries, too

(Strasburg) Including measures to prevent female genital mutilation “in all strategic sectors (health service, public assistance, education, justice, etc.)”, “strengthening cross-sector cooperation and granting remarkable preventive action in refugee camps”: those are the requests of an EU Parliament resolution being debated in Strasburg today, during the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, 6 February. The resolution to be voted by the Parliament tomorrows says: “Although the criminal law protects women from genital mutilation in all member States, just a limited number of cases are brought to justice”. That fact “causes concern, and thus, educational programmes are necessary for the people in charge of identification, investigation and criminal prosecution” against that practice. Following the World Health Organisation, globally, it is estimated that at least 200 million women and girls alive today have undergone some form of FGM. According to the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE), there are cases of genital mutilation in at least 13 Member States in 2013 (Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, and United Kingdom). On international level, these practices are regarded as violation of the human rights of girls and women.

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