Also speaking at the programme, a veteran medical doctor said in the campaign against female genital mutilation, it should be clearly distinguished from female circumcision
which, according to him, is still being practiced in communities worldwide.
Firstly, there needs to be equality between men and women, so we do female circumcisions
," Agina continued.
The draft punishes anyone involved in female circumcision
, banned in Egypt since 2007, by five to seven years in prison instead of the current penalty of a maximum three years of imprisonment, Health Minister Ahmad Emad said.
But in India, no such law exists and the Bohras continue to practice FGM known locally as khatna or female circumcision
A survey was taken in Senegal, prior to Hillary Clinton's visit to the region, to determine how the people of Senegal viewed female circumcision
CAIRO - An Egyptian appeals court on Monday sentenced a doctor to more than two years in jail for performing a female circumcision
that killed a teenage girl, overturning an acquittal.
Summary: Female circumcision
, also called female genital mutilation, is widely practiced in 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East.
According to UNICEF, 91% of women age 15--49 undergo female circumcision
inEgypt, where a young woman died recently following this procedure.
14th (SUNA) - Vice President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul- Rahman, will address the Saleema (Intact Girl) Forum, scheduled on October 20 at the Friendship Hall, which aims to expedite, build partnerships and to develop a social conduct for prohibiting female circumcision
The purpose and importance of female circumcision
from society to society, as well as age and do it again and again varied from family to family.
Female genital mutilation (FGM), also known as female circumcision
or female genital cutting, is defined by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as "all procedures involving partial or total removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons".
Although progress feels slow in some communities, there are signs the tide may be turning against female circumcision
Although powerful global campaigns against female genital mutilation (FGM) have been in place for a number of years, the practice of what we in this paper will refer to as female circumcision
continues to be customary in a large number of countries and communities globally, with a majority found across Africa from the north eastern coast to the west coast (1).
We do not have female circumcision
in the UAE, and there are laws against early marriage," said Afra Al Basti, an FNC member and executive director at Dubai Foundation for Women and Children.
JTA reports that the Norwegian Nurses Organization met with members of the health ministry to make their case for a country-wide ban on ritual circumcision, with the director of the group likening the practice to female circumcision
and arguing that boys should be able to decide, at 15 or 16 years old, whether or not to undergo the rite.