Cumulative Efforts to Combat FGM in Egypt Conference
Coinciding with the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation, the Anti-FGM Taskforce in collaboration with the National Population Council organized a conference named “Cumulative Efforts to Combat FGM in Egypt” under the sponsorship of the Minister of Health and Population Doctor Hala Zayed.
In spite of the development of many national campaigns and governmental efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of FGM and the legal criminalization of it, the percentage of FGM is still noticeably high. The Population Health Survey of Egypt of 2014 stated that 92% of the Egyptian ever-married women aged (15-49 years), have undergone FGM. Therefore, the conference presented the reviews and amendments of the national strategy to combat FGM, as well as the social and legal challenges of eliminating the practice.