“The Brussels Coordination of the Concerted strategies on FGM (CB SC-MGF) is one of 4 “new” networks funded by the francophone Brussels government through the new Health promotion plan.”
The last prevalence study focused on the situation as of December 31, 2012. It had shown a doubling of prevalence in 5 years with an estimate of 13,112 girls and women already undergone FGM and 4,084 at risk (5).
These past two years, the Belgium had to deal with a migration crisis with an influx of Iraqi and Syrian families and African families from Somalia and Eritrea, countries with a high prevalence of FGM. A new study is needed to update the data that will better target the actions of the services involved in the protection of girls and the support of women already affected by FGM.
MEN SPEAK OUT PROJECT RESEARCH : “Men have a role to play but they don’t play it” : A mixed methods study exploring men’s involvement in Female Genital Mutilation in Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom
O’Neill S., Dubourg. D, Florquin S., Bos M., Zewolde S., Richard F.
PRELIMINARY RESULTS – 8 DECEMBER 2016
Female genital mutilation is a human rights violation and a violation of the right to health and the physical integrity of women and girls. On the occasion of Universal Children’s Day held on 20 November, the CS-FGM network in collaboration…
DE BROUWERE Marie, RICHARD Fabienne, DIELEMAN Myriam. Stratégies Concertées de lutte contre les mutilations génitales féminines. Un cadre de référence pour l’analyse et l’action en Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Ed. GAMS Belgique, deuxième édition mise à jour février 2013.