MEPs to call for crackdown on female genital mutilation 

MEPs will quiz the European Commission on the progress of efforts to stamp out female genital mutilation (FGM) in the EU in a debate on Tuesday. They are concerned at the lack of deadlines for enforcing the actions set out in the Commission’s November 2013 action plan entitled “Towards the elimination of female genital mutilation”. They are also concerned that national legislation in this area is proving difficult to enforce.

A recent study shows that half a million women in the EU live with consequences of FGM and that there are victims or potential victims in at least 13 EU countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and the UK.

Procedure: Question to the Commission for an oral reply (without resolution)


Debate: Tuesday, 10 February

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