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A new approach to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in the EU

REPLACE 2 Project Updates: 16 October 2015

Dissemination event in Brussels

The REPLACE team are getting ready to launch the new REPLACE Approach Toolkit and supplementary Community Handbook next week. The event will be hosted at the European Parliament in Brussels, with opening remarks from Neena Gill MEP and keynote speech from Natalie Kontoulis of the End FGM European Network. The REPLACE team will be introducing the REPLACE approach, project partners and background to the work, as well as highlight the key impacts of the work to date and explaining what’s in the toolkit and the handbook, with time for Questions at the end.

The Toolkit and Community Handbook will be available shortly to download for free in the Toolkit section of the website. You can read the executive summary now on the Toolkit section of the website.

The end of the project is approaching

The project will be coming to an end late November and the final REPLACE 2 newsletter has just been published. This gives an overview of the interventions delivered in the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal and Spain and can be viewed in the pressroom section of the website. The final report will be delivered to the European Commission by 18th February 2016 and the team are planning to publish research based on the evaluation of the REPLACE approach in 2016. Dr Katherine Brown & Professor Hazel Barrett will be engaging in impact activities to promote the toolkit and on-line materials nationally and across Europe in the coming months. This will start with an invited trip to Southwark Borough Council in London, estimated to have the highestprevalence of FGM in the UK, this November.