Sometimes the traditions of one’s own culture are harmful and are forbidden in Finland by law. These include female genital mutilation (FGM), child marriage, forced marriage and honour-related violence. In Finland, the Marriage Act, the Penal Code and the Child Welfare Act protect children, and the authorities have an obligation to report if they suspect a crime.
The Human Rights League’s brochures to prevent FGM can be found in several different languages. Below are the brochures in Arabic, Somali, Finnish and English.
A video on talking about female circumcision, made in cooperation between Amal ry, the VIGOR project and the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare (THL):