CoE: Parliamentary Assembly: 'Prevention must lie at the heart of the fight against female genital mutilation'


"The Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) believes that prevention must lie “at the heart of all efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation” and must involve all the players concerned, whether the communities that practise it, grass roots organisations, social and education services, the police, the justice system or healthcare professionals.....

The draft text, to be put to the vote at the forthcoming PACE plenary meeting in Strasbourg (10-14 October 2016), calls for female genital mutilation to be recognised as violence against women and children, extraterritorial jurisdiction for domestic courts so that criminal prosecutions can be initiated when mutilation has been committed abroad, and public awareness-raising and information campaigns to combat this phenomenon."


See: 'Prevention must lie at the heart of the fight against female genital mutilation' (link)

And: Draft report to be discussed: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination: Female genital mutilation in Europe (pdf)
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