Contributing partners:

This activity was prepared by national experts from a selected number of member States within the Drafting Group on Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage (CDDH-MF). A large number of member States contributed with good practices. The activity also benefitted from the active participation of:

  • non governmental organisations, including ForwardUK and the EndFGM European Network
  • other international institutions and agencies such as the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the European Institution for Gender Equality (EIGE), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

At the Council of Europe level, the activity was carried out in co-ordination and co-operation with other relevant bodies involved in this field, in particular:

  • the Gender Equality Commission (GEC)
  • the Group of Experts on Action against Violence against Women and domestic violence (GREVIO)
  • the Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA)
  • the Ad hoc Committee of Experts on Roma and Traveller Issues (CAHROM)
  • the Ad hoc Committee for the Right of the Child (CAHENF)
  • the Parliamentary Assembly (Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination)
  • the Conference of International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs)

Further information

Members of the Drafting Group also attended and presented the work at a number of international Conferences such as the BanFGM Conference on the global ban on female genital mutilation (Rome, Jan 30 – Feb 1 2017) organised by No Peace without Justice and the Inter-African Committee on Traditional Practices Affecting the Health of Women and Children, and the European Forum to Build Bridges on FGM (Brussels, November 28) organised by the EndFGM European Network.

Background Documentation