Strong laws and prosecution are powerful deterrent factors when it comes to female genital mutilation (FGM) in the EU. Family members fear the consequences of the law more than the consequences of not having it done. However, in order for the laws to work, police and justice must enforce them and prosecute those responsible for their crime.
Explore the Gender Equality Index 2017
Gender Equality Index 2017 is out! Is gender equality in the European Union getting better or worse? Which countries have progressed the most? Where do we need to improve? Explore our data and find the score for your own country now.