Country Portugal
Year 2018
Type of Measure Health > Training, Justice > Training, Police > Training
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

In 2018, a major project was launched “Práticas Saudáveis: Fim à Mutilação Genital Feminina (Project against Female Genital Mutilation)”, that gives renewed drive to policies in this area, reinforces the involvement of public services, and fosters an integrated intervention. Under the coordination of the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality (CIG), the High Commission for Migration and the Regional Health Administration of Lisboa and Vale do Tejo, the activities are promoted by Public Health Units in higher prevalence areas – Almada-Seixal, Amadora, Arco Ribeirinho (Alcochete, Montijo, Moita, Barreiro), Loures-Odivelas and Sintra. These activities comprise the training go of professionals in key sectors (health, education, justice, security forces, social security, among others) and intervention initiatives at community level.

Source of Information

Portugal's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.11

For more information: Projeto “Práticas Saudáveis – Fim à Mutilação Genital Feminina” - grupo de trabalho planeia estratégias de ação