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A rural community calls for an end to FGM

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, …

Daily News Egypt

Another way of ending FGM

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. …

Daily News Egypt

Moshira Khattab signs international appeal for a UN resolution to ban FGM

CAIRO: Egypt’s Minister of Family and Population, Moshira Khattab, along with a number of leading high profile female figures around the world, signed an international appeal for a United Nations resolution to ban female genital mutilation (FGM). “We, the undersigned human rights activists and citizens worldwide, joining together after years of struggle for female genital …

DNE

UN urges ‘social’ approach against genital mutilation

ROME: The UN children’s agency on Thursday proposed a new approach for ending female genital mutilation, saying campaigns should work with communities instead of fighting local traditions. "One of the key factors that motivate parents’ decision to have their girls cut — ‘to do what is best for their daughters’ — may also spur a …

DNE

UN urges ‘social’ approach against genital mutilation

ROME: The UN children’s agency on Thursday proposed a new approach for ending female genital mutilation, saying campaigns should work with communities instead of fighting local traditions. "One of the key factors that motivate parents’ decision to have their girls cut — ‘to do what is best for their daughters’ — may also spur a …

DNE

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