Friday, November 15, 2013

Successful campaign against female cutting in Upper Egypt

Al-Ahram Hebdo (in French) reports on a campaign in Upper Egypt against female cutting (AKA female circumcision):

Female circumcision is declining in Upper Egypt, where a campaign was launched in 1994 by UNICEF to end this ancient practice. 50.3% of girls age 15 to 19 were circumcised in 2010, as opposed to 97% in 2003.

Read more here (in French of course).

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