END FGM is a European campaign led by Amnesty International Ireland in partnership with 14 organisations in the European Union. The campaign aims to put FGM high on the EU agenda and to echo the voices of women and girls living with FGM and those at risk. The campaign advocates for the recognition of human rights and lobbies EU institutions to ensure that the EU adopts a comprehensive and coherent approach towards ending FGM. FORWARD is the UK partner of this campaign.
In 2010, the EU Commission promised to produce a comprehensive strategy on violence against women, which includes female genital mutilation (FGM), as part of its Strategy for Equality between women and men 2010-15 see here. These promises have not been met, please join us in asking that the issues of violence against women is put back on the EU agenda!
Viviane Reding, the European Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights & Citizenship, is holding a public consultation until 9 September 2012 on the rights of the European Union’s citizens see here
The feedback from this exercise will be used to shape the EU’s 2013 citizenship report, which will in turn help determine the European Commission’s agenda. The concern is that human rights is not mentioned in this consultation, please sign the petition asking for these issues to be addressed. Click the following link for more information.