The United Nations in Egypt welcomes the parliament’s adoption of the amendments of penalties for Female Genital Mutilation

Sep 1, 2016

The United Nations in Egypt congratulates the Government of Egypt, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) and the National Population Council for their admirable efforts which led to the endorsement by parliament majority of stiffer penalties for Female Genital Mutilation.

The swift processing of the proposed amendments reflects a strong commitment from the Government of Egypt to end FGM and is in line with the UN resolutions and the Sustainable Development Goals which call for the elimination of all forms of violence against women and girls.

The United Nations in Egypt calls on all health care providers—that include doctors and nurses— as well as the communities, parents and the civil society to mobilize against this dangerous, illegal practice and to enforce the new amendments.

The United Nations is committed to continue working with the Government of Egypt and supporting its efforts to strengthen protection and health systems in addition to raising the awareness of the general public to fully eliminate FGM in Egypt.

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please contact Fatma Elzahraa Yassin; Communications Analyst at fatma.yassin@undp.org

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