Country Portugal
Year 2018
Type of Measure Prevention > Community mobilization, Health > Protocols and guidelines
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

A pilot-project was launched in November 2018, called “Healthful Practices: for the end of Female Genital Mutilation”, and is carried out through the Public Health Units of five Health Centres. Coordination is done by the High Commission, the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality and the Regional Health Administration of Lisbon and Tagus Valley, namely in reaching the communities and in supporting the health professionals in their capacity building process. 

Source of Information

Portugal's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.18

For more information: Projeto Práticas Saudáveis: Fim à Mutilação Genital Feminina – mais sensibilização e mobilização local