Country Portugal
Year 2019
Type of Measure Work with public private sectors > Faith based organizations
Form of Violence Child, early and forced marriage, Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

The High Commission promoted a Conference dedicated to Equality and Human Rights in Islam “Girls and Women, Tradition and Islam”, focusing namely on the abandonment of harmful practices. This Conference took place in Sintra, Portugal on 13th April 2019, as a meeting of/with religious leaders from communities in risk of female genital mutilation, child marriages and rights of women and girls. This Conference gathered various religious leaders active in Guinea-Bissau and in Portugal.

Source of Information

Portugal's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.18-19

For more information: “As Meninas e Mulheres, a Tradição e o Islão” - Líderes religiosos reunidos em debate