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NCW to visit family of abused girl Amany

Wed, Oct. 2, 2019
CAIRO – 1 October 2019: Members of the National Council for Women (NCW) in Dakahlia will visit the family of Amany and Gannah, two girls who were tortured by the grandmother in a notorious child abuse case.

Farha al-Shennawy, rapporteur of the NCW’s branch in Dakahlia, the Delta, said the council is ready to provide all means of financial and moral support for Amany and her family, after the younger sister, Gannah, died of complications.

The NCW already appointed a psychiatrist for Amany to help her go past the ordeal. It also presented her gifts and toys that are suitable for her age to console her, Shennawy said.

She added that Gannah and Amany’s cases are part of the “repercussions of the widespread of divorce and the collapse of families in the Egyptian society; as such radical solutions must be found to protect children from becoming victims in horrendous crimes like torturing Amany and Gannah.”

Shennawy called for trying the maternal grandmother to set an example for anyone who would abuse children. The girls’ parents are divorced, and they used to live with the father’s family but were given to the mother’s family nine months ago after she filed a lawsuit to gain custody.

Gannah, 4, died Saturday after succumbing to the wounds she had sustained over a long time of torture and amputating her leg. Amany, 6, was found to have similar wounds to her younger sister, such as burns in the genital area.

Amany has been transferred to an orphanage in Giza, which lies under the auspices of Al-Azhar Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb. After rehabilitation, she will return to her father’s family.

 
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