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Parliamentary initiative: Stop violence against women and female genital mutilation (FGM)

May 29, 2013

The members of the AWEPA Section in the Austrian Parliament are calling for far-reaching measures and actions in the fight against FGM and violence against women and girls around the world, particularly in Africa. For the resolution against FGM introduced by the Austrian AWEPA Section, click here. The Austrian AWEPA Section suggests the AWEPA Sections to follow this initiative.
 MP Petra Bayr, Head of the Austrian AWEPA Section, is also Spokesperson of the platform stopFGM. MP Bayr pointed out that currently 30 organizations and 1,200 individuals support stopFGM. “As proven, numbers go down due to the efforts of many.” Nevertheless, in Austria there are “about 25 asylum-documented cases where female genital mutilation (FGM) is carried out or threatens to be pursued”, said Bayr. Read the full article on Die Standard (in German).