This came during a celebration marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation organized by the United Nations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The series of public screenings commenced in Qena governorate, where two public screenings were organized on November 27-28.
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.
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.
The father has deceived his children and brought the doctor under the pretext of inoculating them against coronavirus.
According to the UN, nearly nine out of 10 Sudanese women aged 15 to 49 have been cut, UNICEF reports.
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, were imprisoned four days pending investigation after a 12-year-old girl died from FGM in Upper Egypt’s Assuit.
In a fact-finding report, the center said that the Health Ministry totally denied the news, adding that it is void of truth.
Cairo released on Thursday a regional call for action to eliminate child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation practice in Africa.
Under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, a regional conference on eliminating child marriage and female genital mutilation kicked off on Wednesday.
A regional conference on child marriage and Female genital mutilation (FGM) will be hosted in Egypt on June 19 and June 20.
“As part of the global response, success is determined by political will, accountability (at national and sub-national levels) and creation of an enabling environment that engages and coordinates actions from stakeholders across all sectors and partners,”
The National Committee is committed to working as a team and working on protecting our girls, Maya Morsy said.
FGM is carried out by some people in some countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
Egypt is firmly resolved to eliminate the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) phenomenon.