Methods for the Prevention of Female Genital Cutting in Finland
FGM has been known in Finland since the 1990s when asylum seekers and refugees started to arrive in the country. The biggest ethnic group bearing the tradition in Finland is Somalis, approximately half of them women. However, it has to be recognised that FGC is no longer simply a “Somali problem” and that it continues to be a sensitive issue: both immigrants and authorities require more information and better tools to be able to address it constructively. The article lists what has been done on the FGM situation in Finland before 2008, among others presenting the Kokonainen project of the Finnish League for Human Rights.
Author(s): Johansson, Janneke
Publisher: Finnish Journal of Ethnicity and Migration ETMU
Format: Hardcopy, Digital
Cost to obtain the method/tool: Free