Concrete actions against female genital mutilation

A report recently published by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) reveals that despite the existence of national laws, around 500,000 women are victims of female genital mutilation in half of the countries of the EU.


To fulfill the Commissions’ commitments to eradicate these practices, Viviane Reding, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, has presented the following concrete measures:

  • A public consultation* that will last until the 30th of May, to collect views on how to act at European level
  • A new directive to support victims
  • A grant of € 3.7 million to finance a European campaign of prevention and awareness
  • An envelope of € 11.4 million to support projects initiated by NGOs and others working with victims


* Click here to access to the public consultation


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