Egypt Seeks Tougher Punishment for Female Genital Mutilation
Performing FGM is currently punishable by between three months and two years in prison under a 2008 law.
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 29 August 2016
Women's rights activists hailed the Egyptian government on Monday for advocating increased prison sentences for perpetrators of female genital mutilation (FGM) but warned that a… Read more »
Laws against FGM/C have driven the practice underground.
Aswat Masriya, 28 August 2016
Egypt's cabinet approved a draft amendment to the law against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), imposing harsher punishments on the practice and considering it a felony, the health… Read more »
Aswat Masriya, 21 June 2016
The Egyptian prosecution received a forensics report on Tuesday confirming that a 17 year old girl from Suez died during a circumcision operation. Read more »
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 31 May 2016
The death of a teenage girl during an operation to illegally perform female genital mutilation (FGM) on her in Egypt raises questions about the north African nation's efforts to… Read more »
A doctor has been convicted of manslaughter after a 13-year-old girl died in a botched female genital mutilation procedure. Read more »
An Egyptian court has acquitted the first doctor ever brought to trial in Egypt on female genital mutilation charges that resulted in the death of 13-year-old Sohair ... Read more »