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Title: Female genital mutilation in Malta : a research study
Authors: National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE)
Keywords: Female circumcision -- Malta
Women -- Crimes against -- Malta
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE)
Citation: Female Genital Mutilation in Malta : A Research Study. Rep. Malta: National Commission for the Promotion of Equality (NCPE), 2015.
Series/Report no.: Forms of Violence in Malta – a gender perspective;
Abstract: A report addressing female genital mutilation in Malta. This report is structured as follows. Part I provides an overview of the literature on FGM. It focuses on the international, European and national context as well as on the health implications of FGM before reviewing the literature on the training of healthcare professionals. Finally, the review provides a number of country profiles focusing on countries of origin of migrants in Malta and in which FGM is a widespread phenomenon. Part II introduces the legal framework at the international, European and national level. It seeks to provide an introduction to the legal basis for action to combat FGM whilst at the same time acknowledging that the law is only a part of the framework in this regard. The relevant provisions from international and Maltese law are addressed with particular attention placed on the provisions in the Maltese criminal code introduced in 2014. Part III presents the findings from the qualitative research including both the focus group and interviews with stakeholders and communities at risk. Despite the small samples, a number of interesting observations emerge which provide insights into some of the challenges faced as well as opportunities for future measures to address FGM. Part IV presents promising practices from various countries on approaches to combat FGM. These practices could help inform the development, implementation and evaluation of measures in Malta. Part V concludes by identifying a number of running themes from the research and presenting a number of concrete and achievable recommendations.
Description: The research forms part of the project ‘Forms of Violence in Malta – a gender perspective’, supported by the European Union Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - PROGRESS (2007 - 2013) that is implemented by the European Commission.
Acknowledgement: The University of Malta would like to acknowledge its gratitude to the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality for their permission to upload this work on OAR@UoM. Further reuse of this document can be made, provided the source is acknowledged.
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