Egypt has one of highest rates of FGM, says UNICEF report
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“The doctor tried to save her, but she passed away,” the public prosecutor’s office said in a statement issued last Thursday. The statement vowed a “firm response” against anyone carrying out the procedure. The girl’s father and doctor have since been detained.
Victim’s parents were also arrested
UN said ending FGM is in line with National Strategy to Empower Egyptian Women 2030
To coincide with the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) on 6 February, the anti-FGM organisation, 28 Too Many, in partnership with the Rofayda Hospital Group and Tadwein in Egypt, announced on Wednesday the launch of its Zero Tolerance Ribbon against FGM. The ribbon will be given to the parents of …
The MP faced investigation on two different incidents
The world celebrated the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM on Monday. It is a day meant to display our collective resistance to the crime of female genital mutilation (FGM), which is in the sixth of February every year. The fact is that this heinous crime still assassinates the innocence of many girls, casting …
Joint statement by seven NGOs called for a code of ethics to be outlined for doctors
The cabinet recently extended the penalty for practitioners from a five-year prison sentence up to seven years
Al-Tahawy demanded that media outlets correct his previous comments to confirm his full respect for women
The position paper released by EIPR includes four legal suggestions to more effectively combat FGM
Missive from HRW argues that advances in the rights of children are slow
13-year-old girl died during FGM operation, father and doctor are accused on the case
By Ignacio Artaza I recently visited the village of Beir Anbar in the district of Koft, Qena governorate, and listened to the powerful statement this community is conveying to the rest of the country to put an end to the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The whole village, from young schoolchildren to village elders, …
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By Dr César Chelala Female circumcision, also called female genital mutilation (FGM) is widely practiced in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East. More than 125 million women have been subjected to different forms of genital mutilation across Africa and in areas of western and southern Asia, and 2 million women undergo the procedure annually. …
Soheir Mohamed Al- Batea, aged 13, died on Thursday following a severe drop in blood pressure after undergoing the operation, illegal since 2008.
On the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting, the Daily News Egypt brings you the traumatic experience of Om Hossam and her daughter.