Agencies and NGOs

UNICEF-Spain:  http://www.unicef.es

ACNUR-Spain:  http://www.eacnur.org

SAVE THE CHILDREN: https://www.savethechildren.es

DOCTORS OF THE WORLD: http://www.medicosdelmundo.org

UNAF: http://unaf.org/

MEDICUS MUNDI: http://www.medicusmundi.net

WASSU-UAB FOUNDATION: http://www.mgf.uab.cat


Public authorities


Autonomous Communities

Health Departments and their Provincial Delegations
http://www.msssi.gob.es/organizacion/ccaa/directorio

Women’s Institutes
http://www.inmujer.gob.es/servRecursos/centrosAtencion/home.htm

Bodies for the protection of minors in Autonomous Communities
(In situations of girls at risk)
http://www.msssi.gob.es/ssi/familiasInfancia/docs/serviciosProteccionInfanciaCCAA.pdf

In situations of imminent risk/emergency, specialist police units for minors and the Public Prosecutor for Minors are available. Local government agencies for women, health, social services, childhood, education and/or immigration are also available.

Contact information and guidance on ill-treatment of girls and women

Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality
Telephone helpline: 016
http://www.violenciagenero.msssi.gob.es/informacionUtil/recursos/telefono016
ANAR FOUNDATION: http://www.anar.org/necesitas-ayuda-tf-adulto-2/


Additional resources

Preventive engagement
The Ministry of Health’s 2015 document on FGM highlights preventive engagement as a strategy to support migrant families who decide not to practise FGM when they return to their country of origin. The document demonstrates parents’ commitment not to have their daughters circumcised, clearly presenting the negative health effects of FGM and the fact that the practice is prohibited in Spain, entailing possible penalties of imprisonment and loss of custody of a daughter.

(See, for example, the Catalan Health Institute strategy of preventive engagement on FGM http://www.mgf.uab.es/eng/resources_for_professionals/preventive.agreement_catalan.isntitute.pdf?iframe=true&width=100%&height=100%)

Reconstructive medical assistance
Dexeus Woman’s Health Foundation offers free genital reconstruction post-ablation (see http://www.fundaciondexeus.org/quienes-somos/fundacion-dexeus/accion-social)