Country Portugal
Year 2019
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

Promoted by the Secretary of State for Citizenship and Equality, the campaign “Don't Cut the Future” was launched on 6 February 2019, signaling the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, with the participation of the High Commission for Migration, the Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality, as well as civil society organizations. In order to signal the beginning of Easter vacation (a known prominent time for taking children to the ritual in their countries of origien), this Campaign was taken to the main national airports, where posters and flyers were distributed, to raise awareness regarding this reality and contribute to its prevention.

Source of Information

Portugal's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.11, p.18 and p.70

For more information: Portugal's High Commission for Migration launches airport campaign to combat FGM and Portugal: Anti-FGM campaign returns to national airports