Statement opposing female circumcision
Verklaring tegen meisjesbesnijdenis
This declaration states that FGM is prosecutable in the NL and treated as a form of child abuse, and that parents can be sent to prison if their daughter is circumcised. It aims at helping families, who do not want to circumcise their daughters tor resist social pressure from their family, when travelling abroad. The declaration is distributed through the Youth Health Centres, and is given by professionals in those centres to parents. The Statement replaces the "Warning letter" that was issued by Pharos in 2006. This tool is also available in French, Arabic, Somali, Amharic and Tigrinya.
Author(s): State Secretary of Health, Welfare and Sport and Ministry of Security and Justice
Publisher: State Secretary of Health, Welfare and Sport and Ministry of Security and Justice (VWS)
Cost to obtain the method/tool: Free