UEFGM

ABOUT THE PLATFORM

UEFGM  is a European web-based knowledge platform on FGM, funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in partnership with several European NGOs, including the European Network of Migrant Women. The platform serves as an EU-wide multilingual resource and education center for professionals dealing with Female Genital Mutilation. It provides easily accessible and culturally appropriate information and support to professionals from diverse backgrounds across the EU with the aim to effectively deliver victim support, raise awareness on FGM, and protect women and girls living with or at risk of FGM.


UEFGM builds upon the successful project  for health and asylum professionals funded by the END FGM Fund 2012 (END FGM European Campaign) and the Human Dignity Foundation, and supported by UNHCR. The United to End FGM e-learning tool was initiated and coordinated by the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) in Cyprus in partnership with Italian Association for Women in Development (AIDOS) – Italy, Akina Dada Wa Africa (AKIDWA) – Ireland and the Family Planning Association Portugal (APF) – Portugal.

An estimated 500,000 women and girls living in the European Union (EU) are affected by FGM, with a further 180,000 at-risk each year.

Meeting the needs of these women and girls requires that the asylum, health, social support, legal and judicial, law enforcement, educational and media/communication systems of EU member states offer appropriate and accessible high quality services.

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