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.

Permanent rep. to UN highlights Egypt’s continuous anti-FGM efforts

Fri, 07 Feb 2020 - 02:12 GMT

Marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Egypt's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Mohamed Idris affirmed the government’s keenness to continue efforts to eliminate the long-standing phenomenon.

Four people detained after 12-year-old girl died from FGM

Fri, 31 Jan 2020 - 07:12 GMT

Four people, were imprisoned four days pending investigation after a 12-year-old girl died from FGM in Upper Egypt’s Assuit.

Govt denies rumors on FGM operations in govt hospitals

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 01:25 GMT

In a fact-finding report, the center said that the Health Ministry totally denied the news, adding that it is void of truth.

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