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III Programme of Action for the Prevention and Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation 2014-2017

The III Programme of Action for the Prevention and Elimination of Female Genital Mutilation 2014-2017, which aims to combat one of the most serious violations of human rights committed against girls and women, is an integral part of the V PNPCVDG. This option is based on the internationally accepted understanding that FGM is a form of gender-based violence, namely expressed by its inclusion in the Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence.

The Programme is structured in 5 areas i) Prevention; ii) Integration; iii) Training; iv) Acknowledgement; v) Cooperation; according to 42 measures. The III Programme of Action for the Elimination of FGM is implemented by an inter-sectorial group, composed by composed of representatives from a number of Public Administration authorities, intergovernmental organisations and non-governmental organisations that also participated in its drafting.