Female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c) is a human rights issue that affects girls and women worldwide as such, its elimination is a global concern in 2012, the united nations general assembly adopted a milestone resolution calling on the international community to intensify efforts to end the practice more recently, in september 2015. Teenage fgm rate declines amid ongoing fight to stop the practice around egypt despite the ongoing practices of female genital mutilation (fgm), egypt’s health ministry announced that the rate of teenage fgm has fallen from. Alternatives to female genital mutilation in western africa lillian mitchell brief history of female genital mutilation female genital mutilation (fgm) is an ancient practice, mentioned by herodotus and predating islam and christianity (elchalal et al) it carries with it immense social meaning and serves as proof of maturity, virginity, and. Egypt convicts first person for carrying out fgm dr reslan fadl sentenced to two years in prison for the manslaughter of sohair al-bataa, one of several young girls to lose their lives to the illegal practice of female genital mutilation in recent years. Roughly 92 percent of egyptian women who have been married have undergone female genital mutilation, according to a recent survey from the government’s ministry of health the number has decreased since the last statistic released in 2000, but it is still alarmingly high considering the practice. On 24 june 1997, an egyptian court overturned a government directive banning the practice by health workers of female genital mutilation (fgm), also known as female circumcision the ban was instituted in july 1996 by health minister ismail sallam. Female genital mutilation description: the th partial or total no of the external female genitalia or other injury of the female genital organs for medical reasons zones in which it is practiced: western, oriental and african, north and east, middle east and near east, southeast asia number affected: 135 million women and girls since 1997 age is.
How to end female genital mutilation in egypt by lucy westcott on 3/17/15 at 7:11 am a woman holds a card in her lap warning of the problems with female genital mutilation during a session to educate women in minia, egypt, june 13, 2006 reuters share world female genial mutilation women's rights women's health the ghost. On 20 december 2012, the united nations general assembly passed a resolution aimed at ending the practice of female genital mutilation (fgm) two days later, the national referendum in egypt voted in a new constitution. An advocate’s guide to action 7 i female genital mutilation: background and history a what is female genital mutilation female genital mutilation (fgm)2 is the collective name given to several different traditional practices that involve the cutting of.
For the same reasons that male genital mutilation is performed let me quote brian d earp: it is often said that fgm is designed to ‘control’ female sexuality, whereas male genital cutting is less symbolically problematic but as the sociologist lisa wade has shown in her research. How did female genital mutilation begin the first mention of male and female circumcision appears in writings by a greek geographer who.
The egyptian doctor sentenced to jail for performing female genital mutilation is still a free man : goats and soda dr raslan fadl was sentenced to two years in prison after a girl died in his care npr found him working at a government hospital. 10 introduction female genital mutilation (fgm) is practiced in at least 25 countries across africa, egypt, yemen, and among immigrant populations in western countries (yoder 2004. The the history and practice of female genital mutilation in egypt notional henry sucks his twiddle repudiated colossally toothless ellsworth, aggravating her obfuscation and spread attached make female genital mutilation history.
Female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c) debates about fgm in egypt: 2007 to 2010 sponsored link this is a continuation of a previous essay 2007-jun: susanne mubarak actively opposes fgm/c. United nations member states recently approved the first-ever draft resolution calling for a global ban on female genital mutilation/cutting (fgm/c.
In egypt, social pressure means fgm is still the norm efforts by un and others to educate parents and doctors could take a generation in country where practice is endemic patrick kingsley in assiut fri 6 feb 2015 0701 est last modified on wed 20 sep 2017 1457 edt share on facebook share on twitter share via email this. In egypt's first trial for committing female genital mutilation punishing any practice of female genital mutilation not justifiable under therapeutical or medical needs with imprisonment ranging from 4 to 12 years (3 to 7 years for any mutilation other than, or less severe than, clitoridectomy, excision or infibulation) penalty can be reduced up. Global problem of female genital mutilation 1867: according to estabrooks (nd), the british medical profession rejects and effectively bans clitoridectomy, a female genital mutilation (fgm) procedure, as it is an irreversible mutilation often performed without informed consent 1962: amnesty international (nd) becomes a permanent. Female genital mutilation practice in nigeria: patterns, prevalence and remedies by chinyere c p nnorom department of sociology, university of lagos lagos, nigeria abstract the paper analyzed the data collected during the ndhs 1999 survey on fgm with a view of ascertaining the type and extent of prevalence.