Country Portugal
Year 2009
Type of Measure Institutional mechanisms
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description


Recently a working group with several representatives of Ministries and civil society was created with the goal of elaborating a National Action Program to Eradicate Female Genital Mutilation. This program is included in the Third National Plan for Gender Equality. The working group is included in a DAPHNE Project and its mentor is the Secretary of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (also responsible for the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality). The elaboration of this Plan will be concluded in the course of 2009.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Portugal, February 2009