New Resource: UNHCR Issues New Report on FGM and Asylum in the European Union
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 3:15 PM

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has released a new report which provides statistical information on female genital mutilation (FGM) and asylum in the European Union (EU). The report, entitled  Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilation & Asylum in the European Union – A Statistical Overview, supports advocacy in the EU and the Council of Europe on sexual and gender-based violence and especially FGM as grounds for asylum.
The report is based on six aspects of FGM and asylum in the EU. It provides an overview of the destination countries for the approximately 20,000 victims of FGM each year in the EU and reveals different patterns of applications for asylum. It also examines the number of asylum claims on FGM grounds and where FGM victims settle and integrate in the EU.
The document may also be found on the Refworld website.