How can we improve asylum procedures and ensure that reporting obligations protect girls at risk of FGM? Exchange of challenges and good practices
To help Member States end female genital mutilation (FGM), the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) is estimating the risk of FGM in Austria, Denmark, Luxembourg and Spain and developing country-specific recommendations to eradicate the practice.
This online experience-sharing meeting will be an opportunity for government and civil society representatives, academics and other national stakeholders to exchange experiences from these four Member States, to discuss challenges faced in their countries, and to share good practices in preventing FGM and protecting girls at risk.
The discussion will focus on two of the key challenges explored in this research:
• How to support victims of FGM and those at risk through the asylum system
• How to ensure that reporting procedures for professionals are clear and serve to protect girls, women and their communities.
The themes identified were raised during interviews conducted with stakeholders across the four Member States, and included representatives from relevant public administrations such as ministries (justice, health, equal opportunities, internal affairs) and/or asylum/migration authorities - as well as, for example, academics/researchers, hospitals, NGOs operating in the areas of FGM, migration, refugees, women rights, children rights.
Agenda and other materials used in this meeting are available under the resources tab.