EIGE has estimated the number of girls at risk of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Austria, Denmark, Luxembourg and Spain. The study used EIGE’s risk estimation methodology, which has been previously used to estimate the number of girls at risk of FGM in Ireland, Portugal and Sweden, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy and Malta.
Accurate estimations of the number of girls at risk are required to effectively tackle FGM. To support evidence-based policymaking, EIGE has provided tailor-made recommendations for each of the four countries. The recommendations took into account patterns of migration and were informed by an analysis of the policy and legislative framework, sessions with migrant communities, experience-sharing sessions with policymakers and experts, as well as the risk estimations in each country.
FGM is a severe form of gender-based violence, which the EU is committed to eliminating. This work will support EIGE’s long-term objective to help eliminate gender-based violence in the EU.