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FGM in Europe

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a human rights violation, a form of violence and discrimination against girls and women. It is most often carried out on girls between infancy and age 15, though adult women are also subjected.

The European Union estimates that around 600,000 women and girls are living with the consequences of FGM/C in the EU and that a further 180,000 girls and women are at risk of undergoing the harmful practice in 13 European countries alone.

Where are women living with the consequences of FGM/C or at risk in Europe? 

The European Union estimates that around 600,000 women and girls are living with the consequences of FGM/C in the EU and that a further 180,000 girls and women are at risk of undergoing the harmful practice in 13 European countries alone.

Explore the full Europe country data.

Are there laws against FGM/C in Europe? 

16 European countries having specific laws or legal provisions against FGM/C. Georgia has also recently passed a law against FGM/C.

Learn more about the End FGM European Network

FGM/C is global, but so is the movement to end it.