Zero tolerance for female genital mutilation

30-01-2015

The European Union is committed to working collectively to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of broader efforts to combat all forms of violence against women and girls, and to support the efforts of its Member States in this field. However, the European Parliament is concerned that the EU's efforts are insufficient to tackle the problem, and in particular that there is a lack of concrete deadlines for EU actions. The EP is therefore continuing to push for the EU to adopt binding instruments for combating gender-based violence.

The European Union is committed to working collectively to eradicate female genital mutilation (FGM) as part of broader efforts to combat all forms of violence against women and girls, and to support the efforts of its Member States in this field. However, the European Parliament is concerned that the EU's efforts are insufficient to tackle the problem, and in particular that there is a lack of concrete deadlines for EU actions. The EP is therefore continuing to push for the EU to adopt binding instruments for combating gender-based violence.