Egypt Announces National Strategy To Reduce FGM; Some Advocates, Officials Fear Plan Not Enough To Stem Practice

The Guardian: Egyptian activists fear female genital mutilation initiative will fall short
“Egypt has announced an ambitious plan to reduce female genital mutilation by 10-15 percent over the next five years by mobilizing doctors and judges against a practice that still affects more than 90 percent of women in the country. … Yet some activists fear the campaign will fall short in eradicating FGM, and even the officials behind the new program acknowledge they face a formidable task…” (Malsin, 6/15).

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