Strengthening the European Network for the Prevention of FGM by building on experiences and results from the early past


Main objective:

To disseminate and take further the results of former Daphne projects through one basic IEC tool for the prevention of FGM

Specific objectives:

To test the results produced by former Daphne projects on female genital mutilation
To exchange good practices of other Daphne projects as well as succesful projects from Africa that focus on behaviour change
To disseminate the results to all EU Member States through a IEC tool
To reinforce the Network and build the capacity of its members


First steering committee with ICRH, the Board of the Network and GAMS-France
Collection and review of IEC tools produced in the Daphne projects, activity to be performed by ICRH and GAMS-France
First workshop for EuroNet-FGM members to assess the review of the tools
Second steering committee meeting with ICRH, the Board of the Network and GAMS-France
Second workshop for EuroNet-FGM members to discuss behaviour change projects from Africa and Europe and to discuss the content of the draft booklet
Finalisation, production and translation of the booklet
Dissemination of the booklet by the (all) member organisations of the Network. 


Informative booklet "Behaviour change towards female genital mutilation: lessons learned from Africa and Europe" (Els Leye, Soetkin Bauwens and Owolabi Bjälkander). The publication gives a review of former Daphne projects and successful projects in Africa on behaviour change strategies, and is available in English, French and Somali.

Funding agencies

European Commission


Els Leye, Soetkin Bauwens, Isabelle Gillette-Faye, Khady Koita


European Network for the Prevention and Eradication of Harmful Traditional Practices, in particular Female Genital Mutilation (EuroNet-FGM); Groupement pour l’Abolition des Mutilations Sexuelles (GAMS), France


September 05, 2003 - June 30, 2005

Project status

Project closed

Team members

Ms. Marleen Temmerman




Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

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