Country Portugal
Year 2021
Type of Measure Prevention > Awareness-raising /Campaigns
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

The project "Healthy Practices- End Female Genital Mutilation" has definitively inscribed the prevention and fight against FGM in national and local health policies. Currently, there are 10 territories with the highest prevalence of FGM intervened by the Project (Metropolitan area of Lisbon, which corresponds to 18 municipalities). In each territory there are focal points and support teams made up of health professionals and local action plans to prevent and combat FGM, in close coordination with associations representing the affected communities.

Source of Information

The Government of Portugal's submission for the 2022 Secretary General’s Report on the implementation of the General Assembly Resolutions on Intensifying Global Efforts for the Elimination of Female Genital Mutilations.