Egypt

Anti-Female Genital Mutilation Campaigners in Egypt are doing all they can to combat the practice. One campaigner says “The forces that drive FGM are deeply rooted in society, which is why it takes so long to make a dent in the practice”.

Read about their efforts here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/29/female-genital-mutilation-egypt_n_4515874.html?ir=Impact

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
June 12, 2013

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics reports that some 75 per cent of female genital mutilation (FGM) cases in Egypt are carried out by medical staff, according to the 2008 Demographic and Health Survey – up from just 17 per cent in 1996.

The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics reports that some 75 per cent of female genital mutilation (FGM) […]
June 12, 2013

U.N. agencies have called for the prosecution of an Egyptian doctor after a 13-year-old girl died while undergoing female genital mutilation at a private clinic.

U.N. agencies have called for the prosecution of an Egyptian doctor after a 13-year-old girl died while undergoing […]