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Round Table: FGM is not an Honor

Round Table: FGM is not an Honor

Since the death of the 13-year-old girl” “Bodour” on June 14, 2007, after undergoing FGM, this day has been chosen as a national day for combating FGM in Egypt.

On the 14th of June 2018, the Anti-FGM Task Force announced the organization of a conference under the name “FGM is not an honor” to be conducted on the 26th of June 2018. A number of research papers on FGM were presented and discussed. These included legal deficiencies and cultural and social challenges.

The first session of the conference discussed a research paper on the cumulative efforts of civil society in combating FGM and discussed the national strategies and efforts to combat FGM. The second session discussed a research paper on the FGM law “Does the increased penalties contribute to impunity?”

The third and final session was named “FGM between the high penalties and the Crime-tolerant Society”.  A number of female members of the parliament participated in this discussion.

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