Egypt

For many girls in Egypt, summer represents an increase in female genital mutilation (FGM) cases. Egypt is one of the nations with the greatest prevalence of FGM even though the procedure was outlawed in 2008. Egypt has announced plans to try and reduce FGM incidents by 10-15% in the next five years. This goal represents a changing trend and the emergence of campaigners against FGM.

Read more at: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/25/middleeast/egypt-female-genital-mutilation/index.html

June 25, 2015

Summer Increase in Egyptian FGM Incidences

For many girls in Egypt, summer represents an increase in female genital mutilation (FGM) cases. Egypt is one […]
June 18, 2015

Release of “The Price of Honor:” Documentary on Honor Killings

“The Price of Honor,” a documentary chronicling the honor killings of two girls, Sarah and Amina, premiered in […]
December 30, 2013

Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Campaigners in Egypt are doing all they can to combat the practice.

Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Campaigners in Egypt are doing all they can to combat the practice. One campaigner says […]
September 25, 2013

Representatives of the Egyptian Committee on Constitutional Reform say Article 219, which defines Islamic Sharia, must be dropped, potentially improving women’s official rights.

Representatives of the Egyptian Committee on Constitutional Reform say Article 219, which defines Islamic Sharia, must be dropped, […]
July 4, 2013

In Egypt, women face an alarming rate of sexual violence.

In Egypt, women face an alarming rate of sexual violence. Link: http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/07/03/egypt-epidemic-sexual-violence