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Egyptian Cabinet Approves Bill To Impose Stricter Punishment For FGM Involvement

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Egypt seeks tougher punishment for female genital mutilation
“Women’s rights activists hailed the Egyptian government on Monday for advocating increased prison sentences for perpetrators of female genital mutilation (FGM) but warned that a new law could shroud the practice in greater secrecy. Egypt’s cabinet on Sunday approved a bill, which must be passed by parliament to become law, imposing jail terms of up to seven years for people who perform FGM and up to three years for those who escort a girl or woman to undergo the practice…” (Zaki, 8/29).