Study to map the current situation and trends of female genital mutilation in 27 EU Member States and Croatia

01 December 2011 → 15 December 2012
European funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Law
European Union prevalence female genital mutilation policy
Project description

The overall aim of the project was to provide an overview of the current situation and trends on female genital mutilation in the European Union (all 28 Member states). The project focused on prevalence, policy and legal framework and the actors that work on FGM as well as the instruments and methods they use. The project was commissioned by the European Institute for Gender Equality, and consisted of a desk study in the 28 countries, as well as an in-depth phase (interviews) in nine countries. It resulted in a range of policy recommendations for the Euroepan Commission.