Egyptian Law Creating Stricter Penalties For FGM Goes Into Effect, Health Ministry Says

Agence France-Presse: Egypt brings in tougher penalties against female genital mutilation
“An amended law that toughens penalties for female genital mutilation to up to 15 years in jail has come into effect, the health ministry announced Sunday. Health ministry officials will monitor and oversee clinics and private hospitals to enforce the anti-FGM law that came into effect last Tuesday, the ministry said in a statement…” (12/4).

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