FGM

National committee against FGM launches door-knocking campaign in 10 governorates

Sat, 27 Nov 2021 - 11:43 GMT

The campaign was launched in Gharbia, Damietta, Kafr el Sheikh, Alexandria, Qalyubia, Menoufia, Giza, Behira, Ismailia and the New Valley.

Egypt witnesses 1st harshened FGM penalty after law amendment in April

Fri, 01 Oct 2021 - 09:18 GMT

Last week, a criminal court in Egypt ruled a “historic verdict” in an FGM case, which was seen as a victory to all victims of FGM, and a support to all efforts to eliminate this crime.

136 countries back an Egyptian int'l call to end FGM around the world

Wed, 23 Jun 2021 - 09:30 GMT

Egypt has launched an international call at the United Nations Human Rights Council aiming to put an end to Female genital mutilation (FGM).

On National Day: Int’l praise for Egypt’s experience eliminating FGM, tightening law penalty

Mon, 14 Jun 2021 - 06:03 GMT

“the political will has triumphed for the Egyptian women over these harmful practices, as the punishment was tightened for everyone who performed FGM, and for everyone who requested it.” NCW President

Egypt’s NCW launches anti-FGM campaign in Hurghada

Sat, 12 Jun 2021 - 02:09 GMT

The National Council for Women (NCW) launched a door-to-door campaign in Red Sea city of Hurghada to raise awareness on the criminalization of female genital mutilation (FGM).

Egyptian President ratifies new amendments to Penal Code on FGM

Fri, 30 Apr 2021 - 09:56 GMT

Committing the crime incurs five years of prison, and not less than seven years, if permanent damage occurs.

Egypt's parliament passes amendments to penal code on FGM

Sun, 25 Apr 2021 - 12:33 GMT

The House of Representatives passed Sunday amendments to the penal code on toughening penalties against medics who carry out female genital mutilation (FGM).

UN in Egypt supports all national efforts to end FGM

Wed, 07 Apr 2021 - 10:23 GMT

These newly adopted measures are a result of strategic and significant advocacy and coordination

Egypt toughens penalties imposed on medics who carry out FGM

Mon, 29 Mar 2021 - 02:43 GMT

The House of Representatives Approved Sunday toughening the penalties imposed on medics who carry out Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Egypt’s Senate approves new anti-FGM bill

Sun, 21 Mar 2021 - 04:16 GMT

The new amendments stipulated that whoever conducts female gentile mutilation by removing part of the female’s genitals or modifying, mutilating, or inflicting injuries to those organs shall be punished with imprisonment for a period of no less than five years.

Egypt keen on continuing efforts to eliminate FGM phenomenon

Sat, 06 Feb 2021 - 12:48 GMT

This came during a celebration marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation organized by the United Nations.

What you need to know about Egypt’s efforts to eradicate FGM

Fri, 05 Feb 2021 - 02:09 GMT

On Thursday, the National Committee for the Eradication of FGM, co-chaired by the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood and the National Council for Women, held a virtual meeting with the participation of members of the committee in addition to representatives of development partners.

Egypt celebrates international day of zero tolerance for FGM

Thu, 04 Feb 2021 - 09:48 GMT

On the occasion of the international day of zero tolerance for female genital mutilation FGM, 6 February, the National Committee for the Eradication of FGM, co-chaired by the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood and the National Council for Women, held a virtual meeting today with the participation of members of the committee in addition to representatives of development partners.

NCW’s Maya Morsy appeals to parliament to quickly pass Egypt’s new FGM law

Tue, 02 Feb 2021 - 12:21 GMT

This comes in a quick response to a recent case of a 15 year old girl who arrived at a hospital after being subject to FGM; the father and the nurse were arrested and remain in custody pending investigations.

Egypt’s Cabinet approves new amendments imposing harsher penalty for FGM

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 02:23 GMT

The new amendments stipulated that whoever conducts female gentile mutilation by removing part of the female’s genitals or modifying, mutilating, or inflicting injuries to those organs shall be punished with imprisonment for a period of no less than five years.

Egypt's National Council for Women, UN Women hold public screenings of 'Between Two Seas'

Sun, 29 Nov 2020 - 02:13 GMT

The series of public screenings commenced in Qena governorate, where two public screenings were organized on November 27-28.

United Nations commends Egypt's efforts to eradicate FGM

Tue, 16 Jun 2020 - 11:49 GMT

On The National Day to Eradicate FGM that takes place on June 15, the United Nations in Egypt commended the efforts deployed by the country to combat the inhumane practice.

National committee to eliminate FGM: We will not tolerate any practice against Egyptian girls' rights

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 - 02:47 GMT

President of The National Council for women said that the National committee to eliminate FGM will not tolerate any practice against the rights of Egyptian girls.

Egyptian top prosecutor refers doctor, father to criminal court for circumcising 3 girls

Fri, 05 Jun 2020 - 09:00 GMT

The father has deceived his children and brought the doctor under the pretext of inoculating them against coronavirus.

UNICEF welcomes Sudan's criminalization of female genital mutilation

Fri, 01 May 2020 - 04:14 GMT

According to the UN, nearly nine out of 10 Sudanese women aged 15 to 49 have been cut, UNICEF reports.

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