Why so few FGM convictions in Sweden, despite 40 years of legislation

4:51 min
  • A trial has begun this week at the district court of Skaraborg, where a man and a woman stand accused of helping female genital mutilation to take place on two girls close to them.

  • The crimes are believed to have occured in Egypt several years ago. The suspects deny the accusations.

  • Madelene Larsson, advisor at the Swedish Gender Equality Agency, tells Radio Sweden about Sweden's legislation against FGM, which has existed since 1982, but has only led to three convictions so far.