The letter of protection against female genital mutilation provides information on the criminal liability of female genital mutilation, including when carried out abroad, and on the possible loss of the residence permit. Above all, it protects against female genital mutilation in the countries of origin during holiday periods and can be carried in the passport. The protection letter can help families face social and family pressure in their countries of origin. The main target group is the girls at risk and their families. However, the protection letter also serves to raise awareness in general.
Hinweis: Der Schutzbrief wird aktualisiert. Die Inhalte behalten ihre rechtliche Gültigkeit.
Notice: We are currently updating the Letter of Protection. The German national law regarding this matter remains unchanged.