Female genital mutilation: How many girls are at risk in Austria?
The European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) estimates that 12–18 % of girls (735–1 083 girls) aged 0–18 are at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Austria out of a total population of 5 910 girls aged 0–18 in 2019 and originating from countries where FGM is practised.
Of these 5 910 migrant girls, 38 % (2 243) are second generation.
Girls at risk of FGM in Austria mostly originate from Egypt and Somalia. Smaller groups originate from Ethiopia, Guinea, Iraq, Nigeria and Sudan.
Report: Estimation of girls at risk of female genital mutilation in the European Union: Denmark, Spain, Luxembourg and Austria
EIGE's work on female genital mutilation
FGM study: More girls at risk but community opposition growing
Estimation of girls at risk of female genital mutilation in the European Union: Step-by-step guide