EU Declaration on prevention of FGM and forced marriage

EU’s Steering Committee for Human Rights has released a declaration on the need for intensification of efforts to prevent and combat female genital mutilation and forced marriage. The declaration calls upon member states to criminalise female genital mutilation and forced marriage irrespective of religious beliefs, formulate legislation and programmes which enable reporting of cases and provide a full range of prevention and protection measures. The declaration also calls for recognition of female genital mutilation and forced marriage as grounds for international protection.

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