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.

Cairo releases Call to Action on FGM, Child Marriage

Thu, 20 Jun 2019 - 02:33 GMT

Cairo released on Thursday a regional call for action to eliminate child marriage and Female Genital Mutilation practice in Africa.

Regional conference on eliminating child marriage, FGM in Africa kicks off in Cairo

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 - 04:05 GMT

Under the auspices of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi, a regional conference on eliminating child marriage and female genital mutilation kicked off on Wednesday.

Egypt hosts regional conference on child marriage, FGM

Wed, 19 Jun 2019 - 10:06 GMT

A regional conference on child marriage and Female genital mutilation (FGM) will be hosted in Egypt on June 19 and June 20.

Egypt is a pioneering leader in elimination of FGM: UNFPA, UNICEF

Fri, 14 Jun 2019 - 02:51 GMT

“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,”

Egypt reiterates calls to eliminate FGM locally, protect women

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 - 03:55 GMT

The National Committee is committed to working as a team and working on protecting our girls, Maya Morsy said.

Egypt's NCW, NCCM launch anti-FGM campaign Thursday

Thu, 13 Jun 2019 - 09:50 GMT

FGM is carried out by some people in some countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.

NCCM: Egypt firmly resolved to eliminiate FGM phenomenon

Wed, 12 Jun 2019 - 11:19 GMT

Egypt is firmly resolved to eliminate the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) phenomenon.

NCW issues statement in celebration of International Women’s day

Fri, 08 Mar 2019 - 01:48 GMT

On the occasion of the International Women's Day, Egypt’s National Council for Women (NCW), headed by Maya Morsy, issued a statement to mark the celebration.

15 Egyptian laws, rulings that protect, support, empower women

Sun, 03 Mar 2019 - 11:49 GMT

In celebration of the Month of Women, March, Egypt Today looks at the top 15 rulings and laws that protect women.

Dar al-Ifta reiterates forbidding FGM due to health effects

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 - 03:05 GMT

Dar al-Ifta said some people who are ineligible for issuing fatwas (Islamic rulings) claim that preventing female genital mutilation is prohibited in Islam.

Egypt to launch new anti-FGM initiative on Feb. 6

Sun, 27 Jan 2019 - 01:48 GMT

The Egyptian government will launch a new anti- Female Genital Mutilation initiative nationwide on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM on Feb. 6.

Egyptian laws protecting women

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 - 11:06 GMT

The two main legislative documents protecting and supporting women are the Egyptian Constitution of 2014, and the Criminal Code of 1937 and its amendments.

Father applauded for reporting wife over FGM turns out to be perpetrator

Sun, 21 Oct 2018 - 11:20 GMT

An Upper Egyptian man celebrated on social media for reporting his wife over circumcising their daughters turned out to have taken his girls himself to be cut.