FGM is #MyIssueToo Campaign Launches 6th of February in European Parliament
On February 6th, International Day for Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, End FGM EU visited the European Parliament in Strasbourg to launch their 2018 campaign: "FGM is #MyIssueToo". Find out more about how you can get in involved in the #MyIssueToo campaign by visiting our new campaign website! Click here for a how-to get involved video.
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Video: Plenary debate on FGM 6th of February

On the 6th of February 2018, the Women and Gender Equality (FEMM) Committee Chair Ms. Vilija Blinkviciute, asked an Oral Question to the European Commissioner for Justice and Consumers Ms. Věra Jourová on the progresses in the implementation of the European Commission Communication “Towards the elimination of female genital mutilation” (2013).
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Event Participation: 6th & 14th of February 
End FGM EU participated in two different events both on the 6th and 14th of February. “Une politique étrangère féministe de l’UE - Mettre fin aux mutilations génitales féminines”, S&D and Global Progressive Forum event, European Parliament, Strasbourg and AFTER Project Final Conference – End the Cut.
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GAMS Updates Forward UK Updates Médicos Del Mundo Updates
International day of Zero Tolerance for FGM: On February 6th, GAMS organised a film projection of “Kimbidalé” at Cinéma Aventure in Brussels. "The Power of Music".
Music as a tool of social change has long been established, being used cogently by artists such as Nina Simone in the African- American civil rights movement and Miriam Makeba in the Anti-Apartheid struggle.
Médicos del Mundo carried out a wide range of activities in 6 cities across Spain. In Zaragoza, Pamplona and Palma de Mallorca MDM organized different premiere sessions of the documentary film “La manzana de Eva”.In Bilbao, Toledo and Huesca carried out training sessions for professionals as well as informative sessions.
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Pharos Updates AIDOS Updates Terre des Femmes Updates
Read all latest updates from Pharos at the link below.  AIDOS President participated in a seminar on “Health care for women with FGM in Europe”, organised at the National Research Council (CNR) in Rome, gathering institutions, civil society and health professionals. Read the final conference, Flagship Campaign "Protecting Girls! Together against FGM“ and #MyIssueToo campaign at the link below.
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Ihmisoikeusliitto Updates Equipop Updates LebKom e.V. Updates
Members of Ihmisoikeusliitto's FGM network participated in the FGM is #MyIssueToo Twitter campaign. To celebrate the International Women’s Day four people from their FGM discussion groups (peer support groups) told how much have they learnt and how much courage they have gained from these group discussions and how they now want to influence to end FGM in their own communities. Read the article on Facebook. On the 6th of February, International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, Equipop participated in a panel discussion at Strasbourg European Parliament to present the building bridges project in Kayes, Mali. Read more on Facebook here. LebKom E.V. celebrates its 15 years of the FULDA-MOSOCHO PROJECT, a calendar book published with original photography and facts presenting this innovative project's success story since it began in 2002. The calendar book is now also available in English and can be ordered here for €7.50 plus shipping.
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Lessan Updates APF Updates FSAN Updates
Read more about Lessan Project LICHTBLICK; a women's empowerment project and the GamBoosa project; a theatre project enabling refugees and persons of a migration background using their art to counter violence against women and girls. Read all the latest updates from APF at the link below. Read all the latest updates from FSAN at the link below.
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Excision Parlons-en! Updates MIGS Updates Intact Updates
Read all the latest updates from Excision Parlons-en at the link below. Read all the latest updates from MIGS at the link below. Read all the latest updates from Intact at the link below.
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AkiDwA Updates Aitima Updates WADI Updates
Read all the latest updates from AkiDwA at the link below. Read all the latest updates from Aitima at the link below. Read all the latest updates from WADI at the link below.
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European Parliament resolution on Zero Tolerance for FGM European Parliament Oral Question with debate to the European Commission on FGM
On the 7th of February 2018, the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on Zero Tolerance for FGM. The text of the resolution greatly reflects the vision of the End FGM European Network and stresses some important points that we reiterated and advocated for throughout the past years and which shape our work. On the 6th of February 2018 the Women and Gender Equality (FEMM) Committee Chair (Ms. Vilija BLINKEVIČIŪTĖ) asked an Oral Question to the European Commissioner for Justice and Consumers Ms. Věra Jourová on the progresses in the implementation of the European Commission Communication “Towards the elimination of female genital mutilation” (2013).
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New Website Section: FGM in the News!
Get all the latest updates on FGM from around the world in our NEW 'FGM in the News' section on our website!
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