Country Sweden
Year 2018
Type of Measure Policies > National action plan specific to violence against women
Form of Violence Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C)

Brief Description

A national action plan against genital mutilation of girls and women was decided by the Government in June 2018. The action plan includes a mandate to survey and disseminate methods and approaches to prevent and combat genital mutilation, a mandate to develop knowledge support and provide in-depth in-service training to people working within social services, health and medical care and student health, and a mandate to survey the care offered to vulnerable people and submit proposals for how care can become more equal across the country. The Government sees genital mutilation as an expression of honour-related violence and oppression.

Source of Information

Sweden's submission for National Review for Implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action, Beijing+25, 2019, p.34

For more information: National Action Plan Against Genital Mutilation of Girls