Egypt’s Parliament Strengthens Penalties For FGM Involvement
Associated Press: Egypt parliament toughens penalties for female circumcision
“Egypt’s parliament on Wednesday toughened penalties for female genital mutilation, adopting amendments that punish perpetrators with up to 15 years in prison if a child dies and up to seven years for performing the procedure. … Wednesday’s vote came four days after Cabinet sent the proposed amendments to parliament. … The adopted amendments redefine FGM from a misdemeanor, where offenders typically receive up to two years in prison, to a felony, which incurs tougher sentences and punishments…” (8/31).